Evolution of Construction
Tiffany and his father began building Chesapeake Deadrise wooden work boats in 1934. Many were used for oystering, but some Tiffany dressed up, making them more of a pleasure boat. This same idea inspired a Chesapeake Bay round stern deadrise boat that Tiffany Yachts built in 1998.
Batten Seam Construction
After the Korean War, Tiffany was sent to the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard to teach boat repair. Tiffany learned a construction technique called “Batten Seam Construction”. Running battens are fastened along a white oak frame, and six-inch mahogany planks are attached at the battens. It was a simple and strong technique that Tiffany applied to his designs. He also used lofting, or laying out full-size, half width drawings of the hull design on the floor beside the construction area.
In 1975 Tiffany Yachts began using a cold-molded process of wood and fiberglass bonded with epoxy resin.
Cold-molded hulls simplified the construction process and reduced the weight of the boats allowing for more speed, while still allowing for one-off hull designs.
Randy Cockrell developed a method of using a CAD designed one off stationary female mold in 1993 for a 72 footer.
This mold produced a hand laid FRP hull consisting of a solid fiberglass bottom and foam cored sides. The addition of a 5-axis CNC router increased efficiency for the construction of the Tiffany 68 built in 2003.
Welcome to Tiffany Yachts
Tiffany Yachts’ tradition of family and craftsmanship began over 70 years ago and continues to this day with a new generation. Specializing in the building of highly customized, one of a kind yachts, Tiffany Yachts can build any size yacht from 30' to 80'. Characteristic features of a Tiffany include a flared bow and beautifully crafted woodwork inside and out.
The attention to detail that Tiffany Yachts employs is what makes their designs truly works of art. Utilizing the experience gained from new construction, Tiffany Yachts provides quality service for any vessel. From routine maintenance to major refits, the Tiffany yard is equipped to handle your needs.