LITTLE WOLF 38 A few years ago, we hauled the Little Harbor 36 Thora and were taken with the hull shape and svelte centerboard.  This memory was fresh when a client called looking for a shallow draft yacht. The brief was for a daysailer (maybe a ‘weekender’) to be mostly single-handed, that would sail a long season, and needed to get underway without fuss. The client was a competitive athlete...Read More


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 . . .




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.

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

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.


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

Classic Yawl

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

Lobster Yacht

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


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

Knoll House

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


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

Island Escort

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