About Us

About Us

Branford, CT Boat Repair & Building Shop


Led by master craftsman, Ole Nielsen, Destino creates exclusive and completely custom mahogany runabouts from initial design through completion and sea trials.


Ole’s training at the Westlawn School of Marine Technology along with twenty years of experience in woodworking, carpentry, boatyard management, naval architecture and boat restoration have enabled us to offer a classic wooden boat unlike anything else available on the market, delivered with extreme attention to detail – from stem to stern and hull to helm.


Whether you cruise in saltwater or fresh, on a calm lake or choppy coastline, your Destino yacht will be designed for the ultimate performance – a strong, swift, smooth ride every time.


You are able to select the hull shape and type of propulsion. Choose between a traditional straight shaft with an inboard engine or shallow draft jet drive, inboard/outboard or surface piercing propellers. We create vessels that are easy to maneuver and maintain, that come equipped with the latest in electronic engine controls and monitoring, for either gasoline or diesel.


Whatever your vision, Ole and his team use the most advanced construction methods to bring it to life. Please call for pricing information.


Ph: (860) 395 – 9682