For more than 30 years Composite Engineering, has been helping athletes all over the world capture medals in international competition.

Our carbon composite rowing shells and flatwater sprint kayaks are custom designed by naval architect, Ted Van Dusen, Ph.D, who is recognized worldwide as a leader in the design, engineering and production of elite racing products. Our latest kayak creation is the Mohican, an unlimited class, open and flat water, racing kayak. The Mohican is a hybrid design combining elements of ICF Olympic flatwater designs, and open water surf skis.

We are also a custom builder of triaxial carbon spars, stayed, unstayed, or semistayed, including circular, oval, D-shaped, complex furling, and wing masts.

2014 Head of the Charles
9 First Place Finishes in Van Dusen Boats 

Van Dusen First Place finishes - 2014 HOCR

Emily Kallfelz - Women's Youth 1x

Gevvie Stone - Women's Championship 1X

Mike Farry - Men's Masters 1x

Greg Benning - Men's Grand Masters 1x - new record

Carlo Zezza - Men's Sr Veterans II (75-80) 1x

Narragansett Boat Club - Smith/Gorriaran - Men's Sr Masters 2x 

Cambridge Boat Club - Sands-Bohrer/Muri - Women's Sr Masters 2x 

Composite Engineering/Cambridge Boat Club - Van Dusen/Ruane - Men's Grand Masters 2x

Cambridge Boat Club - Zezza/Zezza - Director's Challenge Mixed 2x

Congratulations all!

Van Dusen Advantage rowing shell

Van Dusen Mohican unlimited class kayak

New shell rack top view

New Van Dusen Shell Rack 

easily attach your boat to a car-top rack
 rigged or un-rigged

Van Dusen spar design

Job Opening

Composite Engineering, Inc. is looking to hire a skilled worker to join the team  (full or part time) in building rowing shells, carbon masts, and custom composite projects. 

CEI is a small business that is a world leader in boats for Olympic rowing and kayaking as well as high performance sailboat masts and wind turbine blades. The work is varied and interesting as well as detailed and exacting. Custom work involves working with customer to meet his needs. Located near commuter rail shop. 


Laminating carbon fiber and epoxy using prepreg, infusion, vacuum bagging, autoclave curing. Assembly of parts and hardware. 

Depending on experience may include: supervising, customer service, machining, estimating repair work, tooling and pattern work, CNC milling. 


Work to a high level of craftsmanship. Must have good skills with hand and small power tools. Must be organized to work efficiently on own or with others. 

Basic education to include: effective verbal and written communication, arithmetic, geometry, reading drawings. Basic knowledge of composite materials. Experience in rowing, kayaking, or sailing a plus. 

Ability to work safely with tools and materials and maintain clean and organized work environment. Additional skills not required but a plus: machining, painting, computer, CAD/CAM, engineering, customer service, and administrative. 


Depends on skills and experience. Above average for industry. 

Send resumes to customerservice@vandusenracingboats.com. No phone calls please. 

(Posted 9/25/15)