Marine Railway Service
Boothbay Harbor Shipyard has two high-capacity marine railways for commercial vessels and private yachts up to 200. Work has included U.S. Navy and other government contracts to repair Coast Guard ships, passenger boats and ferries. Conveniently located and easily approached, the railways are available for launching or hauling vessels for storage or transportation.
The 700-ton railway accommodates vessels up to 200'. During the summer of 2011, the large 700-ton railway was re-constructed to widen the railway and replacee its decking. This railway will now accommodate even wider ships. It has pulled out: Historic ships such as: Ernestina, and Bounty Tall Ships such as: Gazela of Philadelphia, Sherman Zwicker, and Victory Chimes, workboats such as: Tugboats, service vessels, fishing trawlers, superyachts such as Islandia and Galileo G and motor vessels such as Liberator and Isabella and Ava.
The 150-ton railway accommodates vessels up to 90'. Private sailing yachts such as Belle Aventure, and Alera, historic ships such as Discovery, schooners such as Harvey Gamage and J & E Riggin have been pulled out for restoration.
Newly renovated 6,000-sf climate controlled service bay
The newly renovated 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. A self-contained fire suppression system protects vessels under our care.
The carpenter shop is adjacent to the railways and allows for quick and efficient repairs by expert joiners. The machine shop offers fiberglass repair, welding, pipefitting and all aspects of metal fabrication.
Yacht building and restoration shed
Wood kiln- picture at right
150' dock with floats
Twenty-three moorings for seasonal and transient visitors