Since the company was established in 1986 Samson Enterprises has been providing boat building and marine repair services to commercial and recreational mariners from their yard in Arichat on Isle Madame.
Located off the south-east coast of Cape Breton Island at the entrance to Chedabucto Bay the company is conveniently located for larger boats requiring the services of the yard’s 160 ton travel lift. As boatbuilders they have a variety of moulds available reflecting the different styles of fishing boats used in the Atlantic region. From a recreational boating perspective, both their32ft. Cape Island style hull and the larger 40ft. and 45ft. Northumberland Strait style boats have proved popular over the years. The Northumberland boat, used mostly by fishermen in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is well suited to recreational use, with a lean easily driven hull well adapted to operating in steep waves. This has led to both yachts and commercial boats going to the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and southern waters. Since each boat is built to order, the owner has a wide range of options available. Samson will supply the hull at various stages of completion, allowing for finishing by the owner or another yard.