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Great Island Boat Yard


Dock
Not Offered

Mooring
Not Offered

Day Trip
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419 Harpswell Islands Rd.
Harpswell, ME 04079
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 9
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16 Reviews

by solsen05 on Nov 20, 2019
When searching for a place to keep a Cape Dory 36 somewhere in the Casco Bay area I found GIBY on Google Earth, drove up to look at the yard on a Sunday in January and immediately decided it looked like a great spot. Been there 5 years now and can’t say enough good things about the place. The yard and facilities are well kept, staff is very professional/friendly/helpful, the location is well protected and the on site cafe is super convenient. Service at the yard is unparalleled in terms of timeliness and quality. My family and I look forward to being back at GIBY each summer.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Scott! We're glad you found us and enjoy having your boat as part of the summer fleet. It's great that you're taking full advantage of Craft Kitchen & Provisions, onsite. We think Pamela's food is one of Quahog Bay's best kept secrets. It's time to get the word out!

by davidntaft on Nov 18, 2019
We have stored our sailboat at BIBY for many years. This yard is unequalled for its professionalism with a specific manager assigned to each boat, knowledgeable and accommodating staff, and great relationships with subcontractors (extensive engine work, sailmakers, dodger work, etc.). Our boat has been carefully prepared and has been on time each year. Just as an example, we have had many people admire the terrific job GIBY has done each year on our extensive brightwork. I can highly recommend GIBY to any boat owner who wants an outstanding yard to care for their boat.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words, David. It is our pleasure to care for your boat each winter. We consider the relationships that we develop with our customers a job perk!

by pl1964 on Nov 16, 2019
Sailing from Scotland to New Zealand and did small refit at GIBY Sept 19. A very professional and capable team, owner hands on and has recruited a fabulous team. Peaceful location and GIBY team could not have been more helpful. Offered well thought out alternative solutions to suite my boat and ocean sailing requirements and met tight time scheduled. Could not speak highly enough of this team, it was a pleasure to be one of their customers.
Marina Response:
Pauline! It's so good to hear from you. We think of you often as you make your way toward the Pacific. We look forward to hearing your sea stories and to receiving pictures of your boat in faraway and exotic locations. It was our pleasure assisting you in preparing your boat for this leg of your journey. Please keep in touch!

by risingsun on Nov 14, 2019
We've spent several nights on GIBY's moorings- always a pleasure. Great friendly staff, exceptionally clean restrooms & showers and well-protected moorings with all of Quahog Bay to explore. Friday night gathering on the deck was great, and breakfast at the cafe was a very nice break from cooking onboard. We'll be back!
Marina Response:
We look forward to your next visit, Al and Nita. We hope you'll continue to take advantage our our summer Music on the Deck series. And please tell your friends about Craft Kitchen & Provisions. Pamela's food is one of Quahog Bay's best kept secrets!

by dvonloes on Nov 13, 2019
Best marina and full service boat yard I’ve ever worked with. Highly competent staff who go the extra mile to serve you whether it be repair work or dock service. I’d go out of my way to have this boat yard do work for me.
Marina Response:
Dave, we're so glad that our paths crossed this summer. We enjoyed working with you and bumping into you again at the NIBS! We hope you'll visit GIBY again, the next time you're in Maine.

by woodinwj on Nov 13, 2019
Great Island Boat Yard is a terrific yard! We are very pleased with their service, their work, and especially their can-do attitude. Kristin and Graham communicate well and do everything to accommodate our requests. We are very happy to have our boat there.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the encouragment, Tony. We're glad to have the opportunity to care for your boat.

by captjackswan on Nov 13, 2019
GIBY is a great marina at the East end of Casio Bay. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Their ability for maintenance and service is excellent. I stopped by one day and was so impressed with their ability, I had them perform a number of repairs, including a stove replacement, stereo upgrade, and satellite tv installation. All done for a reasonable fee and with fine quality installation. One of my favorite stops in Maine.
Marina Response:
Thanks, Captain Jack! It's nice to hear from you. We hope to see you again, on your next visit to Maine.

by kstinson on Nov 09, 2019
Great facilities with always a helpful hand on the docks! CLEAN new building They have a great parts department for DIY and the best folks ever for fixing ANYTHING.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the kind words. We hope you're enjoying your winter sailing and the opportunity to explore Puerto Rico!

by willblake on Feb 02, 2019
Great workmanship, friendly staff, a tasty if small cafe, and a well protected harbor. I have docked at GIBY for over 10 years and have never been disappointed in their work. I head south in the winter and they are always ready to help with questions along the way and amazingly can almost always solve the problem without an eyes on.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Will! It's our pleasure to care for you and your Lyman-Morse 42. We look forward to your return north each season - and the sunshine you always bring. The cafe, Craft Kitchen & Provsions, will be open again in late May. See your for lunch!

by bonnijean on Jan 25, 2019
Excellent facility...very well managed with a friendly staff. We had complicated transmission work done and we were delighted with our technician and the results. Top notch!
Marina Response:
Thank you! Our technicians always appreciate a good challenge. Glad we could help. We hope to see you back in Maine soon!

by richfef on Jan 25, 2019
5 star marina and boat yard for sure. I stayed at GIBY in September. They put me on a mooring close by the docks. Very secure and protected. They have marine supplies and service on site and excellent amenities as well.

by misaak on Aug 12, 2018
No one there when we arrived at 8 PM Saturday evening and no combination to the bathroom
Marina Response:
Maria. We want to apologize for your negative experience at GIBY. We understand that you arrived at 8pm, after hours, and did not have the combo to the heads. We should have reached out to you when it was apparent that you would not be in before closing, as planned. Please know that the Dockwa chat option is always available, even after hours. Your experience is a reminder to our staff, that we, too, can reach out electronically. We enjoy a 5-Star rating and are sorry that we missed an opportunity to deliver the experience you should have had. Our staff had hoped to greet you this morning, but you were already underway. We hope there will be another opportunity for us to get it right.

by johnd0623 on Aug 11, 2018
Entire staff that we dealt with were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Were a big help with a repair we needed done too. Special shout out to Kristin and Graham for the hospitality and assistance!

by marinekat on Dec 05, 2017
My husband and I over the years have been in many boatyards and marinas on the eastern seaboard and in the Caribbean for repairs, overnight stops and even storing over the winter. It's safe to say we are a fairly decent judge of what makes a good boatyard. When we found GIBY, who have now looked after our boat for over 4 years we were blown away by the service, talent of team, the customer-service driven atmosphere and love of boats! They are outstanding at what they do and I personally think one would be hard pressed to find a better yard on the east coast. My husband jokes (maybe not a joke) that if they ever sold their yard that he would leave boating forever.
Marina Response:
Thanks for your kind words, "MarineKat".

by rhrubin on Aug 22, 2017
Very friendly and helpful crew. Beautiful protected cove. Clean, hot, spacious shower rooms. The whole boatyard is oederly and well run.

by kenherd on Aug 11, 2017
Kristin - thanks again for the "platinum" service at Great Island Boat Yard on Wednesday... We'll be back soon! I'll keep an eye out for your email as a follow up, as we discussed... Best regards, Ken

About Great Island Boat Yard

FRIENDLY FACES – SCENIC BEAUTY – EXPERT TECHNICIANS

Great Island Boat Yard & Marina is located just 40 minutes north of Portland, in a naturally protected and beautiful cove. We have a happy and welcoming family-run operation. Our modern boat yard facilities include a custom post and beam building housing offices, a ship’s store, and guest amenities. A cafe, Craft Kitchen & Provisions, is located on site! While staying in our marina, you also gain access to our experienced riggers, and expert mechanical and electrical service techs to keep you up and running.

Great Island Boat Yard cares for over 200 boats in the winter and keeps over 100 in the marina for the summer. We offer “shipyard” capabilities with the personal and friendly service of a small family business. Over half of our customers come to us from other New England states. A parade of boats makes the 120-mile trip between GIBY and the Cape Cod Canal every spring and fall. We paint, repair, repower, and refit dozens of sailboats and motor yachts annually. We have extensive indoor storage facilities that allow our crew to function efficiently, year-round.

Transient slips and moorings are available; for reservations, please call, email, or book via the Dockwa app. Waste pump-out equipment is provided on a no-charge basis. GIBY monitors VHF channel 09, our switch-to/working channel is 10.

GIBY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Picturesque, peaceful, natural hurricane hole

65 marina slips – 45 moorings

Vessels up to 70’ LOA, 8.5’ draft

ValvTect fuel, block and cubed ice, free pump-out and water

Free WiFi, customer lounge, large, clean restrooms and tiled showers, laundry facilities

Cafe onsite - Craft Kitchen & Provisions serves savory breakfast sandwiches, sweets, house-smoked meat sandwiches, salads and soups, and much more! Creative, locally-sourced, rotating menu, updated weekly. May - October. For more information about the cafe & provisions, call (207) 406-4333, or email [email protected]

Friday Night Music Series, half a dozen nights of live entertainment at the water's edge throughout the summer season.

Give us a call (207) 729-1639 or email our Marina Manager at [email protected]


Services

  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Amenities

  • ATM
  • Captains Lounge
  • Dry Storage
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet

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