Be a part of our new chapter as we build on our Limestone® heritage and move it forward into tomorrow.
Is it coincidence that the word “story” is found in the word “history”? Not in the Limestone® book.
Our story has just that. A history…a heritage…and one only a select few have known or had the honor of being a part of. A heritage of quality and seaworthiness. A heritage of proud ownership with a passion for the open waters. A heritage of respected design. And although you may not be all that familiar with our past, as we now embark on a new chapter in our story you have the opportunity to be a part of our new beginning. A future that builds on our Limestone® heritage and moves that heritage forward into tomorrow.
Limestone® is best known for its timeless design, big water performance, quality and functionality. A proven enhancement to the traditional Deep-V hull and forward flair provide a smooth ride and an unmatched assurance of safety. Our brand is synonymous with excellence. Now, The Limestone® Boat Company is charting an exciting new course.
New Elite Leadership And Expanding
Marine industry veteran Scott Hanson is at the helm with an assembled strategic team encompassing more than 100 years of combined experience. We’re building on our history of superior long standing Coastal dealers spanning 35+ years, with an expanding network from the Great Lakes to Coastal New England, and the South.
New Manufacturing Partner
Our models are crafted in a centrally-located manufacturing facility in Tennessee with a 40+ year history in producing quality boats dealers and boaters have counted on for decades. A 145,000 sq. ft. facility, large skilled labor force and a management team that brings to bear generations of experience with household boat brands in the saltwater and freshwater markets.
New Updated Designs
An evolved and expanded product line, introduction of technological enhancements, and new deck arrangements that offer sociability, accessibility, functionality and adaptability. Customization in upholstery, tops and electronics is also available.
New Outboard Power
Our timeless designs have primarily been sterndrive driven in the past. Our shift to outboard power enhances our models’ accessibility, usability, performance, safety and maintenance characteristics.
Limestone®, then and now.
For 35 years, Limestone® has been a heritage brand primarily recognized in Coastal New England and the Canadian & US Great Lakes regions. The model designs were originally developed by renowned yacht designer Mark Ellis of Essex, CT.
Ellis’ body of work includes an impressive number of highly successful power and sail designs for both series production and custom building. Ellis has been active for 45 years designing and developing the iconic Limestone® powerboat brand, as well as many others, including well-known sailboats.
Limestones have been built in the Great Lakes region since the mid 1980s. Over time, these Limestone® models would undergo a series of enhancements throughout their production phases. As the models evolved, customers took notice with credit to the manufacturer’s dedication to quality, durability and functionality that ultimately created a cult-like following.
In 2020, marine industry veteran Scott Hanson and his partners completed the acquisition of the global manufacturing and Limestone® branding rights from Mark Ellis Design LLC and created the Limestone® Boat Company. Hanson and his team have also engaged Ellis to be involved with the evolution of existing designs and new model creations as they move the brand forward.
Hanson holds an honors degree in Marine Design, Engineering and Boatbuilding from the Landing School in Kennebunk, Maine. He brings a deep background of expertise to Limestone® with 30+ years of marketing and business management experience.
Today, Limestone® embarks on a new, calculated course with a nod to its heritage and with an eye to its future. Model enhancements and improvements, and exciting changes are taking place as we speak.
Recognized as one of the top performers in the industry, Oyster Harbors Marine features high-quality new and pre-owned boats, and has an award-winning sales and service team. Sales offices are located on Cape Cod in Osterville and Falmouth Massachusetts, Marion, MA, Danvers, MA, Newport, RI, Essex, CT and in Freeport, Maine.
Not all locations have all product lines. Please call to confirm product is available for your inspection.