You’ve been able to buy a Duffy boat for almost 50 years, but our legacy goes back farther than that. It goes back to a garage and a curious kid who loved to experiment and explore what boats could actually do.

From those early days, Duffy and the people behind the company have been about pushing boundaries. From solar-powered boats to a transpacific race to Hawaii, every challenge has been a learning experience that has helped us build better boats.

Over the years, Duffy boats have taken many shapes, but one thing has never changed. Our commitment to deliver a boat that allows you the kind of lifestyle you want. Maybe it’s a relaxed day on the water, cruising with family and friends. Or maybe you prefer a more intimate trip with a special someone. Or it could be that you’re more of the rally type, tying up with a couple dozen other boaters and just enjoying the day together.

Whatever your lifestyle, a Duffy makes it possible.


Marshall “Duffy” Duffield builds his first boat at age 13.

Duffy builds Duffield Racing Sabots.  Many win top places in national races.

Duffy builds the first Duffy Electric Boat.

Duffy builds 50’ racing sailboat “Native Son”.

Introduction of the Duffy “Edison 20”.

Duffy opens sales and service offices on the water in Newport Beach.

The Duffy 18′ Packet line is created.

Production moved to larger facility in Costa Mesa, CA.

The forever popular Duffy 21 Classic is introduced.

Duffy’s annual “Great Electric Boat Rally” in full swing.  Fundraiser to benefit CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) & Cancer Research.

Duffy moves production facility to 6 acre factory in Adelanto, CA.

Duffy sends specially designed “Mangia Onda” Electric Boat to Canals in Venice, Italy.

Duffy sets world record with the Duffy “Voyager” 62’ Trimaran.  Newport Beach to Catalina Island and back.

Duffy creates first hydrogen fuel cell powered electric boat.

Duffy Patented Power Rudder Introduced. Brought unparalleled maneuverability to the Duffy. No more belts or traditional straight shaft style design.

Duffy 22’ models introduced.  Complete redesign of the incredibly popular Duffy 21′.  New spacious interiors thanks to the nearly 2′ of beam added to the hull design.

Duffy completes amazing non-stop 100 mile voyage on a single charge in a 22′ Cuddy.  The course started in Newport Harbor, around the east end & back side of Catalina, then ending in LA Harbor.

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