"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaking in the wind."

Johannes Brahms

What We Do

Excellence in composite work requires the correct blend of skilled craftsmanship and technical knowledge to bring the artistry of design and style to form. Our company has experience in all types of composite fabrication, from traditional open molding to the most advanced vacuum bag infusion techniques using carbon fiber and epoxy resins.

Aesthetic Repairs

Our team can bring back the shimmer and shine to lackluster surfaces with a new gelcoat or help to extend the life of your investment with routine maintenance such as antifouling paint application.

Custom Builds

Want to transform your latest innovation in yacht design off the blueprint and into a prototype? From mold to plug to hull-we can launch your imagination.

Custom Component Fabrication

Make your design ideas become reality with meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship from sketch to installation.

Refits, Repairs, & Restorations

From adding a swim platform to repairing major hull cracks, our goal is to get you back on the water quickly with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vessel is just how you want it- safe and shipshape.

Warranty and Insurance Work

Boat repair work covered by warranty or insurance requires an additional level of attention and expertise. We can interface with domestic and international companies and their representatives through the process of determining damage, estimating of costs, and creating of a work plan.

Recent Projects

Custom Component

Catamaran Repair

Custom Build

Infusion Project


Family Owned & Operated

Steve Penado was trained as a cabinetmaker in Jamaica before immigrating to Maine to learn to build fiberglass lobster boats.

He soon found his way to managing the Hinckley Picnic Boat builds but then we he tired of the production line, he graduated to custom race boats like Puma and Belle Mente and fell in love with the art of custom carbon fiber.

In 2019, he started Craftsmen Custom Composites in Florida but his work takes him and his crew all over the East Coast with their mobile shop.

Penado surrounds himself with a close crew - including his wife and son - with amazing skill sets and passion.

Craftsmen Custom Composites is fully insured and ready to take on your next project.

I had the pleasure of working with Steve Penado and Craftsman  Custom Composites on an epoxy catamaran project in 2022. Having worked in the industry for 20 years myself, I knew Steve was the go to builder when I found myself in need of assistance. From the moment we first spoke I knew I made the right call. His knowledge, skill, craftsmanship, and work ethic made for a tremendous experience.

Steve and his crew came into the project with dedication and enthusiasm. They completed the project on time and on budget. Craftsman  Custom Composites exceeded all expectations and I look forward to working with them in the future

Todd Meyer/ Tarpon River Boatworks

Craftsmen Custom Composites performed a major hull repair on our 50 ft carbon fiber catamaran. Steve Penado and his team did an excellent job. Attention to detail was superb resulting in a beautiful finish. Steve provided daily updates and all around communication was excellent. Detailed invoices were provided with hours and costs allocated to each aspect of the job. Steve was open and transparent on all cost and schedule items. Working with Craftsman was the best experience we’ve had in the marine life industry by far!

Harry Fugate

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