Launched in the fall of 2021 and built in collaboration with Tripp Design NA, MCM Management, Tack Studios and experienced owners. MIST was built with wood composite construction, an elegantly simple interior and a particularly well thought out rigging package. The yacht was designed and built to the owner’s clear direction: “I want a yacht that is notable in this size range. It should have some classical elements, but the…Read More
Occasionally our boatbuilders will take on special projects. This reception desk for a new teaching hospital was a particularly rewarding challenge. Planked in white oak on white oak frames and finished with satin varnish the sculpture exudes comfort and security.
LATIFA, 1936, William Fife III At the beginning of the global pandemic LATIFA paused a long-range cruise and returned to Rockport Marine for a systems refit, interior joinery, cosmetics upgrade, and a rig inspection. LATIFA made good avail of our fabrication capabilities and experience stylistically matching joinery to the Fife’s interior. In LATIFA’s small engine room we were able to install new twin Nanni diesels effectively doubling the yachts horsepower…Read More
Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 1: An Epic Restoration
Watch part 1 of a 3-part series about ADVENTURESS.
Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 3: The Launch & Sail
Watch part 3 of a 3-part series about ADVENTURESS.
The WILLIAM UNDERWOOD is a sardine carrier, built in 1941 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, at the Simms Brothers yard.
Perseverance combines a classic aesthetic with modern systems and interior. She is a simple and ideal New England boat.
Islander blends the design lineage of the Bahamian runabouts made famous by the Albury family and downeast lobster boats of Maine. While the design will feel right at home along our rocky coast the first hull will be delivered to the Bahamas and her open transom will provide easy access in and out of the water.
Two variations on a modern downeast cruiser. Both designs utilizes a moderate-V, hard-chined hull shape with classic tumblehome, wood composite construction techniques, twin diesel propulsion, and thoroughly modern mechanical and electronic systems while maintaining a distinctive classic look. Designed for coastal cruising and day trips, the interior layouts include a private stateroom with island berth, head and separate shower, a lower dining settee that can be converted to a queen-size…Read More
Designed for sailing Penobscot Bay, this cold-molded sailboat draws from the classic lines of K. Aage Nielsen’s iconic yachts and adds modern touches from sleek racers. The result is dynamic. The RM 40 Sloop is suitable for a family looking to cruise coastal waters and practical for a couple seeking ease and comfort on regular afternoon sails.
Eloise, hull #1 of our Islander design, blends the lineage of the Bahamian runabouts made famous by the Albury family and downeast lobster boats of Maine. While the design will feel right at home along our rocky coast, Eloise has been delivered to the Bahamas where her open transom will provide easy access in and out of the water. The design brief for Eloise was for a boat capable of occasional inter-island passages,…Read More
Designed for the Bahamas and built along Maine’s rocky coast, this boat is at once versatile and playful. The Albury is easy to move on a trailer, comfortable for up to 7 people and the perfect day boat for island hoping. The hull design allows for easy speed and a smooth, seaworthy ride. Rockport Marine offers this cold molded wood hull with custom configurations and finishes. The design is based…Read More
Rockport Marine Acquires David Jones Yacht Brokerage
Rockport Marine is pleased to announce our partnership with David Jones Yacht Brokerage, effective July 5, 2016.
The RM44 utilizes a modern moderate-V, hard-chined hull shape with classic tumblehome, wood composite construction techniques, waterjet propulsion, and thoroughly modern mechanical and electronic systems while maintaining a distinctive classic look.
REMBRANDT is a classic New England day boat designed by the Rockport Marine design office.
This 65′ Spirit of Tradition yawl is intended for coastal cruising and racing in occasional classic yacht regattas.
Rockport Marine is honored to have two yachts nominated for Classic Boat Magazine’s 2016 Awards.
NASHUA is the fourth W.46 racing yacht to be built at Rockport Marine. Designed by Bob Stephens, the W.46s are one-design racing sloops that are competitive in the Spirit of Tradition class across many classic yacht regattas.
REMBRANDT is a classic New England day boat designed by the Rockport Marine design office.
ADVENTURESS was designed and built by Fife and Son at the Fife Yard in Fairlie, Scotland in 1924.
ARABESQUE was designed by Fontaine Design Group for cruising New England and day sailing in Long Island Sound.
TRADE WIND was originally built in 1938 for a discerning owner who wanted an elegant floating home.
103 Concordia Yawls were built between 1938 and 1966. A dozen of these iconic boats entrust their annual care to Rockport Marine.
Almost every winter we have multiple yachts in our main shop receiving structural repairs. Some projects are small and routine, others are larger and more comprehensive.
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.
AYESHA is a centerboard yawl, originally built in 1932 for sailing in shoal waters. She was designed by Philip Rhodes.
In 2010 Rockport Marine Yacht Design was approached about the prospect of producing our first home design.
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.
The design draws from the long heritage of working lobster boats and the yachts developed from them.
The Friendship 36, CARY ALI, is designed to specifications by a current Friendship 40 owner.
ADVENTURE is a 53-foot historic replica of a 16th century colonial trading vessel designed by the late William Baker.
Over the course of two winters, Rockport Marine replaced the bulwarks, caprails, sheer strakes, covering boards, and bottom planks of SAYONARA.
IMI LOA, designed by Melbourne Smith, is a 32-foot pulling boat used for adventure-based experiential education programs.
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.
Spirit of Bermuda
SPIRIT OF BERMUDA is an 112-foot, three-masted schooner based the traditional Bermudian schooners built between 1810 and 1840.
Launched in April 2006, GODSPEED is a replica of one of a three-boat flotilla that came from England to America in 1607.
Almost every aspect of PALMA, a plank-on frame, double-ended daysailer, is custom designed and built.
LYNX, a 76-foot topsail schooner, was designed by Melbourne Smith and is used to educate students about the War of 1812.
CHARM, a schooner inspired by traditional coastal New England work boats, was designed and partially built by its owner over the span of 10 years.
Rockport Marine Begins 50-foot Sloop
Rockport Marine is in the early stages of constructing a 50-foot custom wood composite sloop from the drawing boards of Fontaine Design Group.
IYRS to Showcase Rockport Restorations
Important yacht restoration of the past five years at Rockport Marine, including the iconic yachts BOLERO and ADVENTURESS. Friday, November 8, 2013, at IYRS in Newport, RI Presented by Taylor Allen, President, Rockport Marine, and Scott Wilmoth, IYRS, Class of 2008, Rockport Marine Taylor Allen began building boats as a teenager in Rockport Marine when the yard still belonged to his father, Luke Allen. Taylor became the president of Rockport…Read More
Following TRADE WIND
We recently received a note from the owners of TRADE WIND, an Alden motor sailer originally built in 1938 for ocean cruising and restored here in 2011.
Just an Idea…
Our designers have some great ideas on the drafting table that are waiting to come to fruition. This most recent concept – a 65′ yawl – is too pretty not to share.
“A wooden boat is a beautiful artifact in the same sense as a violin,” says Victor Janovich.
The restoration of ADVENTURESS was one of the most rewarding events for Rockport Marine in all of 2012, and we are proud to share it with people all over the world through videos and photos on our website and Facebook page.
Adventuress Featured in Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors
None of our restorations have equaled the scope of the recently relaunched schooner Adventuress, originally designed and built by William Fife III.
ADVENTURESS – American Beauty
From Classic Boat An extraordinary boat, an extraordinary owner, an extraordinary group of craftsmen.
The Old Girl’s Ready to Dance Anew
“Doted over by Maine craftsmen and devoted owners during a 20-month refit, the Sparkman & Stephens-designed yawl Bolero is savoring her new vitality.”
Back in the Race
“She has been bringing wooden boat enthusiasts to their knees for sixty years. She is internationally celebrated for her beauty and speed. She is considered one of Olin Stephens’s finest designs. Her name is Bolero.”
The Rockport 41
“This very unusual concept boat introduces a new team to the field of yacht design. It is a true collaboration between Rockport Marine’s two professional designers, Brendan Riordan and Sam Chamberlin.”