James Madison was president when these two companies were founded in 1816. Two hundred years later, they are still in business. Corporate longevity congratulations go to Hodgdon Yachts and York Water Company!
Hodgdon Yachts is the oldest boat building company in the United States. Still family-owned and operated, they are a fifth generation company in East Boothbay, Maine. They estimate they have launched over 400 vessels in their 200 years - let's hope they have many more to come!