The SHIPYARD, 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.