Since opening in 1962, Rockport Marine has grown in reputation to become a premier builder of wooden boats.

Our projects are varied, and sometimes a modern wood composite racing boat will be built in a bay next to a 16th century carvel-planked square-rigger. We like this work, and the varied challenges it presents.

Please take a look at our projects, or visit us at the shop.


The R37 is an ideal dayboat and yet is remarkably well-equipped for simple cruising. With roots in the lobster yachts from the 1950s by Newbert and Wallace, the type and scale were selected to balance sea kindliness, moderate speed, maneuverability, and space on deck. There are concessions to modernity. The open transom with flip-down bronze swim ladder turns any anchorage into a lee-side beach and makes boarding a breeze. The shellback launches...Read More

Mar Amore

A shallow ballast keel slotted for a centerboard not only means that the Little Wolf-38 floats in only three and a half feet of water but also that you can bring her into a beach and, in waist-deep water, walk all around . . .


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

Penn Desk

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.


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

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


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.


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

Cary Ali

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.

Imi Loa

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

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.


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

White Wings

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


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

Boss Lady

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