The story of marine design is long and colorful. For thousands of years men have been crafting vessels to travel on the water. What admirer of ships and boats hasn’t been thrilled by the tales and renderings of some of man’s finest accomplishments? The Norse long ships, the great sailing merchantmen, the Gloucester fishing schooners, and racing yachts sailed by kings. Designers, like McKay, Webb, Steers, McManus, Burgess, Herreshoff, Watson and Stephens. Though some say it is now purely a science there was a time when it was mostly an art.
At M. A. Cooper Design we believe the aesthetic appeal of boats should be preserved and celebrated without losing sight of their function. We offer a wide range of products, including custom and stock art prints suitable for framing, stock boat plans, design and drafting services for a range of boat projects.
Our affiliate, Eldred Cooper Boats, carries into the future a Cape Cod family tradition of boat building and restoration in wood.