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Layton's Boatworks can make your boating dream a reality:

  • Repairs
  • Customization & Upgrades
  • Covered Boat Storage
  • Tideline Boats Manufacturing Facility
  • Layton Bay 22'
  • Backwater 16'
  • Mobile Marine (coming soon)
  • Authorized Load-Rite & Roadking Trailer Dealer



Superior Performance Inspired by Superior Quality

Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Service & Repair

We can do a complete restoration so that your boat will look and perform like new at a fraction of the cost of a new boat.

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Layton Bay 22'

We can build you the boat of your dreams!

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Backwater 16'

Meet the perfect Center Console to fish the creeks, marshes...and the Backwater!

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Tideline Boats

Some people have 2 boats: 1 for offshore and 1 for inshore. Some people just have a Tideline. Click the link below to find out more.

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Customer service was amazing!

My husband Kenneth and I can not say enough good things about Doug and his crew! My husband had a hydraulic jack plate installed and he is very happy with the installation and the boat’s performance! Customer service was amazing! Thank you Doug, we appreciate doing business with you! Kenneth & Nicole Moore

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Worth the Drive

In 2003 I had the misfortune of encountering serious damage to my Volvo Penta gas engine while tuna fishing off Montauk, NY. After nearly a month of research on engines and boat repair shops along with a trip from home in Connecticut to Edenton, NC, I decided to have Layton’s Custom Boatworks install a new…

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A Great Team!

Layton’s Custom Boatwork’s has provided service for many of our customers who have needed engine repairs to their Albemarle boats.  Doug and Carlton are both always willing to help us out when we need them.  We continue to send customers with older model Albemarle’s to Layton’s who are interested in repowering their boat. Albemarle Boats…

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A Long Time Customer

I’ve been a customer of Layton’s Boat Works for about six years; the company has been the exclusive dealership and servicing agent for the Yanmar 6YLA – STP that’s installed in my Mainship Pilot 34. There are several other boatyards that are closer to me but because of their outstanding customer service and tecnical expertise,…

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Layton’s is very knowledgeable

I was recommended to Layton’s Boatworks when I was looking for knowledgeable people to help me survey a boat of interest in October 2010. Doug was mentioned as a very qualified and experience mechanic that was well respected in the Yanmar engine field. Doug helped me review the boat along with another certified boat surveyor.…

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A Great Explanation

I recently purchased a 2002 Albemarle 247. The seller was a former Albemarle employee and has a great reputation. Knowing this, I still wanted to do due diligence and get a mechanical survey on the engine and outdrive. Since I was purchasing the boat in North Carolina , I was fortunate to be able to…

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A Quick Fix

After two years of hit and mostly miss experiences with local “Volvo Certified” mechanics, I finally took the advice of several Albemarle owners and towed my 247 the 4 ½ hours to Layton’s Marine. It took Doug Layton about 30 seconds to diagnose a problem that I have sunk much time and capital into correcting…

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I Put my Trust in Layton’s

I have used Layton’s Boatworks almost exclusively for work on my boat (1997 25′ Carolina Classic) since 2005.  In 2007, I received sound advice from them regarding a re-powering project for the thing (outed a tired Volvo KAD42P & replaced it with a 315hp Yanmar).  Carlton & Doug’s advice was heeded by me without much discussion or debate…

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Amazing Talent

Layton Boatworks’ amazing talent transformed my Carolina Classic and their customer service was excellent. My love of my boat is right up there with my wife and kids, when her engine blew up I wasn’t about to hand her over to just anyone. After careful research and countless calls and emails with Doug Layton, I…

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Proud New Owner of a 50′ Custom Sport Fisherman

As the proud new owner of a 50′ custom sport fisherman now docked in Manteo, NC., I can vouch for the quality of service provided by both Doug and Carlton Layton over the past several years.  In fact, they have performed so well, I decided to leave the boat in their back yard rather than…

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