A family-owned company with a long tradition of boatbuilding, Weaver Boatworks is now the ultimate in world-class sportfishing and motor yachts. Based in Maryland, Weaver is known for the meticulous craftsmanship and luxurious detail that goes into their custom cold-molded Chesapeake Bay-styled yachts between 43 and 97 feet.
For over 20 years, Chesapeake native Jim Weaver and his team have been building impeccable cold-molded custom sportfishing yachts. Jim got his start in the yacht business after marrying into a boatbuilding family. Unable to afford a custom yacht, Jim decided to build one himself in a shed behind his house, and before long, he had constructed a 58-footer aptly called Dream Weaver, which he and his wife, Vicki, took out for a year-long expedition. On their way home, they stopped in Palm Beach, Florida, where a passerby was so taken with the Dream Weaver that he bought it then and there.
The rest was history. When Jim got home, he established a partnership with naval architect Donald L. Blount, famous for his high-speed boat designs. Their shop in Deale’s Herrington Harbor quickly expanded to include a larger facility in Hidden Harbor Marina. Since then, they’ve produced 44 boats to date.
Weaver uses cold molding construction for all of their vessels, a technique that involves laminating thin layers of Douglas fir and okoume plywood between two layers of fiberglass on the topsides. They reinforce the boats with Kevlar below the waterline, both inside and out, which makes sure their yachts are light, tough, and high-performing. Weaver’s exquisite interiors are fruits of a collaboration with Larry Belkov of the Belkov Yacht Company in Annapolis, Maryland.
Weaver’s most popular models are the Weaver 65 – a smooth, fast, nimble sportfishing yacht – and the Weaver 68, a spacious, sleek, teak accented custom sportfish. In 2019, Weaver began developing one of the first cold-molded center consoles, the eagerly anticipated Weaver 41. Whether you’re a serious fisherman or simply want to cruise in comfort and style, Weaver Boatworks offers the ultimate in style, functionality, and performance. Each of Weaver’s yachts is built to fully customized specifications, ensuring that every model is unique.
Quick, stately, and impeccably designed, the Weaver 65 will excite even the most jaded yachtsman. Jim Weaver and Donald L. Blount have thought of everything when it comes to this 65-footer. First, the fishability is unmatched: not only does the Weaver 65 have the usual rod holders and teaser reels, but it also boasts a 600-lb Eskimo ice machine and ice bin, so your catch will stay fresh as long as you need it to. The mezzanine is perfectly positioned at the forward end of the cockpit, allowing guests to watch you reel in your prize fish. The flybridge is equally impressive, making smart use of what is already a large space.
GPS and electronics are hidden in an overhead drop-down panel, as well as the radar, chart plotters, and engine displays, ensuring an uncluttered, streamlined look and feel. Inside, the well-appointed kitchen/salon is open, airy, and uncramped. Three bedrooms – a master, guest, and VIP stateroom – sleep up to 6 people.
The Weaver 43 is true to its Chesapeake Bay roots, featuring an aerodynamic, sharp-bowed deadrise familiar to anyone who’s seen a traditional Maryland fishing boat. Like traditional bay-built fishing boats, the Weaver 43 has a single engine, but can still cruise at 25 knots and tops out at 30 knots. The interior is spare and traditional, with 4-person seating around a simple table, perfect for staring out at the sea at the end of the day. For a boat of this size, the aft cockpit is considerably spacious and highly fishable.
The Weaver 80 is a classic example of what Weaver Boatworks is known for: big, cool, large offshore fishing machines. Even when it’s docked, this yacht appears to be in motion, a testament to the sheer, sleek lines and the overall dynamism of Weaver’s design. Despite its size, the Weaver 80 turns easily and smoothly, without all of the noise that usually accompanies large boats at higher speeds, cruising at 36 knots and topping out at over 45 knots. The interior won’t disappoint either: with 5 staterooms, the Weaver 80 accommodates 10 guests and crew below deck. A luxuriously expansive salon with ample wraparound seating, a kitchen with enough space to make you feel at home, and an island counter with barstool seating provides enough room for large parties and ensures that each guest has their own breathing room on longer expeditions.
How to Buy a Weaver Yacht
If you’re interested in purchasing a Weaver yacht, a Staten Island Yacht Sales professional can assist you in your buying needs. All employees are trained to identify as many ways as possible to improve your experience when purchasing a Weaver yacht. As a 100-percent customer-driven business, SI Yachts delivers every time.
How to Sell Your Weaver Yacht
Staten Island Yacht Sales has the experience and the product knowledge to sell your Weaver yacht. Selecting the right full-service brokerage firm when selling your yacht improves the likelihood of a seamless and timely transaction. Listing your Weaver with SI Yachts, you can be certain it is in the hands of dedicated professionals. Over 50 years in business, our devoted Sales Professionals work attentively to provide you with first class representation.