The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, formerly Sample’s Shipyard, was founded in 1869. Continuing local shipbuilding tradition, the yard specializes in the maritime skills and trades that made New England famous.
Its 700-ton marine railway has braced tall ships, superyachts, tugboats, fishing trawlers, Coast Guard vessels and other service craft such as passenger boats and ferries. The 150-ton railway has accommodated sailing yachts, workboats, schooners and motor vessels. The 6,000-sf climate controlled service bay is equipped with a state-of-the-art humidification system to keep wooden hulls from drying out. A low-dust environment is ideal for yacht-quality varnishing and painting. A deck-level mezzanine creates efficient working conditions for staging equipment and materials.
The Shipyard offers seasonal & transient moorings during the summer season and winter storage for those needing to keep their boat safe and sound for the winter months. With a second location on Southport Island, The Shipyard offers double the storage capacity.
Conveniently located at the head of Boothbay Harbor in Mid-Coast Maine, offering the complete range of repairs & services for ALL vessel types. Our highly-trained, professional team is the best there is with decades of experience, from metal work to mechanical services, paint & fiberglass to expert carprentry, hauling & launching. At Bristol Marine everything you need is everything we do.
Great crew of people.
Bristol is our go to for moorings in Boothbay. Very friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend them for a stay.
Very Accommodating - we were on a mooring ball. We were having our dinghy serviced and they provided a courtesy ride to shore to allow me to explore Boothbay. Offered lots of suggestions for our cruising in Maine.
Booking was quite easy and they were very responsive. But these mornings are in the outer harbor, a little longer dinghy ride into town. Also we rocked and rolled with wakes and waves most of the night. We've had a mooring inside before and didn't have that problem.
We spent 4 enjoyable nights at Bristol Marine in Boothbay Harbor. Their moorings are close to the village yet away from the Harbors busy main fairway. The staff were all very pleasant and offered us a tour of the Shipyards current restoration project, the historic schooner Ernestina.