Built for skinny water, this 21′ Croswait Custom Carolina is a multi-use hunting, fishing, and day-cruising skiff. With a myriad of customizable options, we will build her to suit your specific purpose and taste.

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Highly durable, shock absorbent, and visually appealing, C-Grip Marine Decking provides a safe and comfortable alternative to painted-on, non-skid textures for all watercrafts.

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Crush Machine

On the dock or at anchor, our Crush Machine will serve up your favorite fresh squeezed-citrus blended beverage. The party forms here.

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Welcome to Croswait.

We have a passion for boats.

Croswait Custom Composites and Marine Services are your East Coast and Outer Banks go-to for all of your custom-build and marine servicing needs. Built on a foundation of three generations, these custom boat-building and full-service yards specialize in a myriad of modern techniques and materials that will bring your wooden, fiberglass, or carbon fiber vessel back to a fully restored condition, conjuring envy on the water from other boaters.

The Croswait Team has extensive experience repairing and rebuilding both sport fishing M/Vs and catamaran sailboats, 48’ and greater. We will also work on smaller skiffs and dinghies, no boat too small or large for our shops.

­­­­We love talking about ourselves! Call us to discuss your project or to simply ask a question. We have a passion for boats and can help rouse you back on the water.


Summer 2019

Yes, we know. It's October...but on the Outer Banks it's common knowledge that summer seems to last a little longer here. It's been a while since our last post for Croswait...

Croswait 21-05…6…7!

This summer has been quite busy for our Croswait 21. 21-05 is completed and out the door! Hull 5 is our basic model, without all the premium finishes added. Another...

An Upgrade for The Upgrade

Who doesn't love a good upgrade? At Croswait Marine Services, we love to take on a challenging project and make it look easy. Anyone who has ever dealt with rotten wood, at...

Croswait 24

The wait is over! The build of the New Croswait 24  has officially begun. The Croswait 24 boasts a Deeper-V hull, providing a smooth ride out on the water, and that shallow...


Bobby made a set [of fighting chairs] for my boat 15 years ago and they are the only thing on the boat that the charters haven’t managed to break! Bullet proof!! Thanks Croswait!!

Troy Crane

The Croswaits are an excellent family to work with as they are very accommodating.  By family, I literally mean family.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are 3rd generation boat builders, taught by none other than their legendary grandfather Buddy Cannady and their father Bobby.

Tom Wilson

Croswait Marine Services exceeded our expectations! The guys were knowledgeable, responsive, and first class. They installed new electronics, new mezzanine, new entertainment center, new carpet, and much more. Aaron and Jordan have the knowledge and experience to make your boat anything you can dream of!

Jordan Harrell
Haulin' Gas

Really good people and great craftsmen. They are artists and build a heck of a boat. Would highly recommend!

Teddy Turner
Starr of Florence

The work that has been done on my San Juan 34 by Croswait is awesome. Mike Cambell has done an outstanding job.

Scott Vickery
Lightning Slow

Top notch. Took a ride in the duck boat today. Best sound boat I have ever been in.

Zach Winstead

Aaron and his crew get the job done. Check out their C Grip, great product, you’ll love it on your decks!

Greg Mayer