Aker boat works classic small boat designs & plans beginning with the childhood summers spent in the bays and marshes of westport, massachusetts, bob baker loved boats.. Welcome to shoestring shipyard! shoestring shipyard was born out of a need; catering to the niche market of boat plans specifically designed for the novice, first. Headline news . saturday, july 22, 2017. click here for today’s events in and around westport, ma! look here! click here for current theater and arts listings!.