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David Clark is the designer and builder of “The Estuary”. To date 99+ boats have been custom made to each customers preferences. David Clark is also the owner of Canvasbacks which makes custom made decoy bags and canvas work on all his boats.


Estuary is the ultimate Barnegat Bay Sneak box Style Boat
                     At 13'4" and a beam of 64" and a hull depth of 18" and a weight of approximately 300 lbs,The Estuary will carry you, your canine companion and a rig of decoys across the shoals and back home through rough seas like no other traditional Barnegat Bay Sneak Box. 


Take a look at the in-depth restoration process taking place here at Estuary Boats! Plenty of blood, sweat & hardwork go into the restoration of these fine vessels. Ask us about our restoration services & sale listings! Truly one of a kind custom creations... 


Here at Estuary Boats we cater to the everyday waterfowler, fisherman, baymen and those who live for adventure! We provide a wide-variety of amenities for our custom boats and each vessel can be built to your specifications. We also provide customized accessories for the full-complete package! Contact us today!

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David E. Clark- Growing up in NJ I hunted out of a 12' BBSB for years. After moving to Cape Cod I found myself in bigger water with 12' tides where the Traditional BBSB was not able to handle the tide and wind on the best days to hunt. With the help of a boat building company we made changes to a proven design. In order to make the boats United States Coast Guard approved, I lengthened the traditional BBSB  boat to 13'4" and continued the hull shape upward and outward in order to get the boat rated for 15 HP, one person and the most important thing your canine companion.    I have built 50 Estuary's with Glass Hulls and Wooden Decks since 1997. Now I am able to provide with Hull # 51 an ALL GLASS Estuary. The boats are then outfitted with Mahogany Cockpit coaming and decoy racks. The floor boards are still sewn Cedar for a great nonskid and that old cedar aroma in the boat.  After making marine canvas for almost any size boat I am able to construct any type of blind for the boats. The most popular canvas is the Dodger. I am the first one to have a traditional BBSB with a Sail Boat Style Dodger ( 1978).     I also make about 400 custom decoy bags each year.


I welcome you to our company and look forward to hearing from you soon! 



*We can deliver an Estuary or Estuary II Between Rhode Island & Gig Harbor In April 2022! Order would need to be placed by Feb 28, 2022 

We offer shipping direct to your door for all our boats! Contact us today for additional information! 



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Mike, B

Dave is a top-notch craftsman constructed my 15' Garvey model with care, listened to my concerns and has kept me safe for years to come. Highly Recommend! If you're looking for a true, safe custom boat Dave's the guy. 


James, T

Ordered the Estuary II Dave provided exceptional service, quality and truly customizes each component to your liking. Couldn't of asked for a better experience! Wont't be the last boat ordered! Thanks Again -Jt


Ron, F

Ordered some custom decoy bags & engine outboard cover from Dave, they look and fit perfect. I referred to a few buddies who now all use his bags. Great price and quality thank you. 

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