I began my career working as an apprentice at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine. I then spent many years with Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay, Maine.
The Hodgdons are renowned, fifth generation boat builders established in 1816. With a history of traditional wooden boat building, they now build wood/composite superyachts, with a commitment to installing only the highest quality interiors.
Hired originally as a builder, I moved into design work, and was eventually charged with creating the in-house Design and Engineering Department. At Hodgdon's, I was fortunate to be able to work on some of the finest custom yachts currently being produced.
From 2006 to 2009, I worked for Burger Boat Company, Wisconsin, as Lead Designer on the Sycara IV project - a classically styled motor yacht of aluminum construction with an art deco interior. The culmination of 3 years work, Sycara IV made quite a splash in the press and at her debut at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Currently, I have come full circle and in addition to my own private practice I am working again at Hodgdon Yachts Interiors Division.
"I was continually impressed by Tim's unfailing competence and professionalism."
Bruce King Yacht Design
"The success of the Sycara IV project owes much to the tireless efforts of Tim Estabrook. I can unequivocally recommend Tim and Estabrook Yacht Design."
Ray Catena Motor Car Corp.