Palmer Scott & Co. Inc.



Founded by Palmer Scott (1898-1970). Originally located at Fair Haven, MA. Destroyed by fire in 1938? and re-located to New Bedford, MA. A prominent builder of recreational boats for a number of years. Scott began to make small fiberglass boats in the late 1940’s. (Became Marscot Plastics). A hurricane destroyed most of the wooden boat building operation in 1954. Scott became a major figure in the development of fiberglass boat construction, with associations with the leaders in the industry at the time such as George O’Day, Carl Beetle, and others. Palmer Scott & Co merged with Beetle Boat Co to form American Boat building Corp. The company was moved again to Fall River, MA in association with O’Day Corp.

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