About Us

Rosborough Boats of Nova Scotia, Canada is a builder of semi-custom vessels from 6 to 10+ meters, built to serve the needs of the Professional Marine Community in a variety of sectors.

Established in 1955 by James D Rosborough, Rosborough Boats’ origins were the design and building of fully custom wooden sailing yachts ranging in size and style to meet the exacting demands of the individual owners. In the late 1970’s as boating requirements were changing and materials and building methods were evolving, Rosborough Boats changed its direction into commercial fishing and economical cruising yachts. Today, Rosborough Boats is owned and operated by Bob and Heaton Rosborough, the son and grandson of James D Rosborough, respectively.

Rosborough creates semi-custom vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard; Fisheries Protection Division (DFO); several Canadian Federal, Provincial and Municipal agencies and American State & Municipal agencies; as well as the Private Sector in Canada & the UK. Rosborough specializes in creating semi-custom boats for Policing/Patrolling, Search & Rescue, Conservation & Protection, Water Ambulance, Oil Platform Assistance, Survival Training and General Work Boat.

Rosborough Boats’ Professional Team work with the operators, project managers, technical authorities, procurement personnel and financial departments to make sure that every boat is tailored to the customer’s specific requirements and allows their operators to fulfill their day-to-day and unexpected mission tasks.