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About Us

Many successful and rewarding years in retail boat sales laid the foundation for Middle Sound Boatworks, a full service boat sales and yacht brokerage company. “Middle Sound” has grown, been very busy, even profitable!

It all started over 50 years ago when J.D. McCotter Sr. (Daddy Joe) had the dream to open a boatyard in Washington, North Carolina. McCotter’s Marina thrived as a “working yard” on the Pamlico River, later adding several high quality boat lines- including Chris Craft. A busy fuel dock, covered and open boat slips, railway travel lifts, wood shop and huge showroom provided decades of valuable services to all of the eastern North Carolina boating community.

When you spend your childhood tinkering around a busy marina, it’s hard not to fall in love with boats. That is exactly what happened to Mac, while most kids were watching cartoons or playing Atari, he spent his afternoons sanding, scraping, painting, and dreaming boats. Let Capt Mac McCotter and his lifetime of boating experience and knowledge go to work for you.