The successful restoration of a wooden boat requires balance. First, our designers and builders carefully research the project, looking at original plans and methods. The new owners’ requirements are paramount, and upgrades and changes can be married to accurate period details. We have restored some of the most prominent classic yachts sailing today, including Bolero, Brilliant, Adventuress and Mary Rose. Visit us to see what we are currently working on in the shop.
ADVENTURESS was designed and built by Fife and Son at the Fife Yard in Fairlie, Scotland in 1924.
TRADE WIND was originally built in 1938 for a discerning owner who wanted an elegant floating home.
BOLERO is known on both sides of the Atlantic as a superb ocean racer.
AYESHA is a centerboard yawl, originally built in 1932 for sailing in shoal waters. She was designed by Philip Rhodes.
The six-meter class, a group of one-design racers that compete to this day, attracted designers such as Herreshoff, Fife and Sparkman and Stephens.
Ninety-year-old BERNICE came to Rockport Marine for a complete restoration.
The WILLIAM UNDERWOOD is a sardine carrier, built in 1941 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, at the Britt Brothers yard.
The 65-foot N.G. Herreshoff schooner MARY ROSE (1926) suffered damage to her hull topsides, rails, bow sprit, boomkin, and chain plates during a gale in the fall of 2006.
DRAGONERA arrived at Rockport Marine to receive a new teak deck and have some modifications made to the interior.
In October 2006, Rockport Marine welcomed BRILLIANT to the shop for a new teak deck and transom.
Over the course of two winters, Rockport Marine replaced the bulwarks, caprails, sheer strakes, covering boards, and bottom planks of SAYONARA.
PENATES, a 43-foot, commuter-style power boat, was completely restored by Rockport Marine in 2003.
When ZANABE arrived at Rockport Marine, she had been totally gutted inside and out, with no spars or working propulsion.