February 24, 2020

When it comes to rigging best practice, prevention is key: “Replacing a piece of rigging is always more affordable than dealing with the mess of a dismasting,” says HYS Senior Rigger Laura Slye. But what are the items to be aware of?

Standing Rigging—Know the age of your rigging: stainless-steel wire...

February 11, 2016

Glissade, a Bridges Point 24 that is being stored at HYS this winter and regular around the Boatyard has received new Awlgrip paint. The color turned out beautifully, despite Claret being one of the most challenging colors to apply. A new system utilizing Awlcraft and a special new reducer was used....

February 9, 2016

Hodgdon Yacht Services has completed repair work on the 154-foot (46.9 meter) ketch Asolare at their facilities in Boothbay, Maine. Launched in 2003 by Hodgdon Yachts, the Bruce King designed boat, with interior by Winch Design, was the largest cold-molded yacht ever built at the time.

“As the origin...

June 4, 2015

During the winter months, a significant amount of refit work was performed on a 63-foot Deerfoot sailboat that was stored at HYS. The original steel keel, which held water and diesel fuel, was replaced with a new stainless keel designed by one of the boat’s original designers. Additional work includ...

September 1, 2014

The owner of Glissade, a Bridges Point 24, is a lifelong, dedicated sailor who has used the boat as a pure sailing vessel since her purchase. Over the years, the challenges of returning to the harbor were becoming increasingly difficult. Initially, an attempt was made to use a gas powered outboard,...

December 6, 2013

After cruising over 25,000 miles on a Passport 47, the owners began looking for a retirement boat that would be easily handled, comfortable, provide protection from the elements, and reliable in every way. They found a 30’ 1986 Cape Dory 300 motor sailor named Demitasse that suited their requirement...

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