Be Inspired

Behind every purposeful action is a passion, an inspiration, moving it forward.

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Van Dam Custom Boats and why they LOVE…MAKING.

Ben Van Dam, Boat Builder | Human

The HUMAN side of an obsessive pursuit of perfection…to be the world’s best.

The Distance – Van Dam Custom Boats

The magic of Van Dam creating unmatched compound curves in wood.

WRCNM Wave of Change

The 100 Men Campaign impacts changing the pattern of violence against women.

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A sunny day of play on the water…the Van Dam Custom Boats’ way.


Practice the “human touch.”

Listen for, and pay attention to, the things that make people unique. Use handwritten notes, personal cards, and timely phone calls to acknowledge their specialness. Genuine compassion can’t be faked.

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It goes beyond skill and ability – the definition of workmanship. Legacy craftsmanship is a passion for the skills of days past and a deep rooted respect for the unique aesthetics that shroud function. The result is a build that exceeds expectations and forever excites.

A remarkable History

Van Dam Custom Boats has spent over four decades hand crafting the world’s finest custom wooden boats. Learn more about this amazing journey.


There is no ‘comes in your choice of’ model line here. Our team will translate your ideas into a one-of-a-kind design and your role is instrumental in guaranteeing a perfect outcome.

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