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Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 1: An Epic Restoration
Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 1: An Epic Restoration

Watch part 1 of a 3-part series about ADVENTURESS.

Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 2: Craftsmanship
Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 2: Craftsmanship

Watch part 2 of a 3-part series about ADVENTURESS.

Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 3: The Launch & Sail
Chronicles of Adventuress, Part 3: The Launch & Sail

Watch part 3 of a 3-part series about ADVENTURESS.

Restoring Trade Wind at Rockport Marine
Restoring Trade Wind at Rockport Marine

Bolero Launch In Rockport
Bolero Launch In Rockport

Launching BOLERO at Rockport Marine.

CARY ALI: Video
CARY ALI: Video

See a video of the Fontaine 36 CARY ALI under sail.

Spirit of Bermuda Time Lapse
Spirit of Bermuda Time Lapse

See the construction of SPIRIT OF BERMUDA in a time-lapse video.

William Underwood
William Underwood

William Underwood
William Underwood

The WILLIAM UNDERWOOD is a sardine carrier, built in 1941 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, at the Simms Brothers yard.

Perseverance
Perseverance

Perseverance combines a classic aesthetic with modern systems and interior. She is a simple and ideal New England boat.

Downeast Cruisers
Downeast Cruisers

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

40′ Sloop
40′ Sloop

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
Eloise

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

Rockport Runabout
Rockport Runabout

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

Islander
Islander

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.

Rockport Marine Acquires David Jones Yacht Brokerage
Rockport Marine Acquires David Jones Yacht Brokerage

Rockport Marine is pleased to announce our partnership with David Jones Yacht Brokerage, effective July 5, 2016.

RM44
RM44

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.

New Construction Possibilities
New Construction Possibilities

See some new design concepts from Rockport Marine.

New Year at Rockport Marine
New Year at Rockport Marine

See what’s happening in our shops as we ring in 2016.

Classic Yawl
Classic Yawl

This 65′ Spirit of Tradition yawl is intended for coastal cruising and racing in occasional classic yacht regattas.

Rembrandt
Rembrandt

REMBRANDT is a classic New England day boat designed by the Rockport Marine design office.

Lobster Yacht
Lobster Yacht

Drawing on our experiences with Boss Lady, we have developed a new 40′ design.

Nominated
Nominated

Rockport Marine is honored to have two yachts nominated for Classic Boat Magazine’s 2016 Awards.

Nashua
Nashua

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
Rembrandt

REMBRANDT is a classic New England day boat designed by the Rockport Marine design office.

Adventuress
Adventuress

ADVENTURESS was designed and built by Fife and Son at the Fife Yard in Fairlie, Scotland in 1924.

Arabesque
Arabesque

ARABESQUE was designed by Fontaine Design Group for cruising New England and day sailing in Long Island Sound.

Trade Wind
Trade Wind

TRADE WIND was originally built in 1938 for a discerning owner who wanted an elegant floating home.

Adventuress
Adventuress

Concordia Yawls
Concordia Yawls

103 Concordia Yawls were built between 1938 and 1966.  A dozen of these iconic boats entrust their annual care to Rockport Marine. 

Bolero
Bolero

BOLERO is known on both sides of the Atlantic as a superb ocean racer.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

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.

Trade Wind
Trade Wind

Jill
Jill

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.

Bernice
Bernice

Ninety-year-old BERNICE came to Rockport Marine for a complete restoration.

Ayesha
Ayesha

AYESHA is a centerboard yawl, originally built in 1932 for sailing in shoal waters. She was designed by Philip Rhodes.

Sophia
Sophia

SOPHIA, a Spirit of Tradition design, is a 70′ ocean-going cruiser/racer.

Knoll House
Knoll House

In 2010 Rockport Marine Yacht Design was approached about the prospect of producing our first home design.

Mary Rose
Mary Rose

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
Dragonera

DRAGONERA arrived at Rockport Marine to receive a new teak deck and have some modifications made to the interior.

Brilliant
Brilliant

In October 2006, Rockport Marine welcomed BRILLIANT to the shop for a new teak deck and transom.

Layla
Layla

This is a boat is purpose-built for your favorite archipelago.

Island Escort
Island Escort

The design draws from the long heritage of working lobster boats and the yachts developed from them.

Cary Ali
Cary Ali

The Friendship 36, CARY ALI, is designed to specifications by a current Friendship 40 owner.

Adventure
Adventure

ADVENTURE is a 53-foot historic replica of a 16th century colonial trading vessel designed by the late William Baker.

Sayonara
Sayonara

Over the course of two winters, Rockport Marine replaced the bulwarks, caprails, sheer strakes, covering boards, and bottom planks of SAYONARA.

Imi Loa
Imi Loa

IMI LOA, designed by Melbourne Smith, is a 32-foot pulling boat used for adventure-based experiential education programs.

Penates
Penates

PENATES, a 43-foot, commuter-style power boat, was completely restored by Rockport Marine in 2003.

Zanabe
Zanabe

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

SPIRIT OF BERMUDA is an 112-foot, three-masted schooner based the traditional Bermudian schooners built between 1810 and 1840.

Godspeed
Godspeed

Launched in April 2006, GODSPEED is a replica of one of a three-boat flotilla that came from England to America in 1607.

Palma
Palma

Almost every aspect of PALMA, a plank-on frame, double-ended daysailer, is custom designed and built.

Lynx
Lynx

LYNX, a 76-foot topsail schooner, was designed by Melbourne Smith and is used to educate students about the War of 1812.

Louise
Louise

LOUISE is a Buzzards Bay 25, rumored to be N. G. Herreshoff’s favorite of his own designs.

W-46 Yachts
W-46 Yachts

Rockport Marine built three W-46 designs—EQUUS, ARION and ZEBRA.

White Wings
White Wings

The W-Class 76-foot racing yacht, WHITE WINGS, was designed by the late Joel White.

Dream
Dream

DREAM is a 36-foot lobster yacht designed for day trips.

Boss Lady
Boss Lady

BOSS LADY is a 45-foot downeast-style flybridge cruiser power boat.

Charm
Charm

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 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
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
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…
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.

ADVENTURESS
ADVENTURESS

“A wooden boat is a beautiful artifact in the same sense as a violin,” says Victor Janovich.

ADVENTURESS wins
ADVENTURESS wins

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
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
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
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
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
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.”

Bernice
Bernice