About Us

Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, formerly Sample’s Shipyard, was founded more than 135 years ago. Continuing a 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, super-yachts, tugboats, fishing trawlers, Coast Guard vessels and other service craft such as passenger boats and ferries.┬áThe 150-ton railway has accommodated sailing yachts, workboats, schooners and motor vessels. Conveniently located at the head of Boothbay Harbor in mid-coast Maine, the shipyard offers a complete range of marine-related repairs and services for all vessel types.