A Stone Horse 23, one of E&D's most popular and distinctive models, underway off Aucoot Cove in Buzzards Bay.

August 29, 2010: The venerable boatyard founded in 1968 by Mait Edey and Peter Duff has ceased operations. The small but respected yard, located at the end of quiet Aucoot Road on the border of Mattapoisett and Marion in southeastern Massachusetts, was unable to continue operations following the unexpected death of longtime general manager Dave Davignon last December.

Sat map of area.

The Edey & Duff yard, circa 2003. The small but respected yard at the end of Aucoot Rd. in Mattapoisett specialized in classic designs during its 40-year run.

Over the yard’s 40-year history it turned out such sailing classics as the Sakonnet 23, the Doughdish, the Stone Horse 23, the Stuart Knockabout and the Fatty Knees dinghy, as well as the Hunt-designed Conch 27 center console. No word yet on what is being done with the molds and boats that were currently being restored and serviced by the yard.

Edey and Duff Website