Essex Boat Works is one of the oldest businesses on the Essex waterfront, with roots stretching back to the days of wooden sailing ships. It's a proud legacy that is surely destined to continue. In February 2016, the Boat Works was purchased by Richard (Rick) Carlson of Essex, a boat owner and businessman who's been a customer at the yard for years. Carlson is passionate not only about preserving this piece of local marine histtory but intends to upgrade the yard and offer new services to the town's burgeoning boating community. Read more about the exciting plans at Essex Boat Works.