This is the iconic yacht yard and the flagship of The Hinckley Company. Southwest Harbor’s boatyard customers benefit from the direct connection to the company’s more than eight decades of boatbuilding and boat repair. Boat repair is in the genes for most of the skilled tradesmen employed here and there is more than 100 years of combined experience in the boat painting shop alone. The Southwest Harbor boatyard offers unparalleled quality even as its northern Maine location allows it to offer pricing competitive with yards of lesser stature.

As one of eight boat repair facilities Hinckley Southwest Harbor can assure its customers that no matter where they cruise on the east coast, boat repair work done in Southwest Harbor is recognized and backed by the company’s facilities from southern New England to Florida.

Among the specialties of Hinckley Yacht Services Southwest Harbor are:

Boat Restoration, Yacht Restoration  

Classic boats are our specialty. The Hinckley yard shares resources with our nearby Hinckley production facility so we can bring extraordinary expertise to bear including engineering of on board systems or help and advice with design changes. If you are planning a classic yacht restoration, talk to us. We have 85 years of experience to share. Ask to see our portfolio of classic yacht refits.

Boat Painting, Marine Finishes, Fiberglass Repair  

Whether you require Awlgrip, Alexseal, Interlux or other marine paint finish, Hinckley Southwest Harbor has a state of the art paint booth that will paint your boat to look like new. We take pride in being the best in the industry in yacht painting. Whether you need hull paint or a complete hull and deck paint job, we will be happy to provide an estimate for your boat and complete your new yacht painting project on time and on budget. While your yacht is with us, take advantage of our renowned fiberglass repair and gel-coat repair. Hinckley has all your boat painting and yacht finishing needs covered.

Our facilities can accommodate boats up to 140’ with separate facilities for mast refinishing.

Marine varnish and teak refinishing are specialties. Let Hinckley Southwest Harbor restore your teak deck, bring back the luster of your yacht’s brightwork, replace teak rails or other trim pieces. Let Hinckley Southwest Harbor give your teak varnish a brilliant finish.

Fiberglass Fabrication  

Large capacity vacuum-bagging capabilities on site allow stem to stern in-house completion of any fiberglass repair, yacht restoration or fiberglass boat modification. Scrimp and vinylester resins assure durable, lightweight modifications to your boat.


At Hinckley Southwest Harbor our mechanical department is highly experienced with certified technicians to work on marine engines, marine generators, exhaust and fuel systems, prop, jet or pod drive systems. From marine diesel repair to propeller repair or pod replacement, Hinckley’s machine shop is a boat repair resource providing captains and owners with in-depth service.

Hinckley Southwest Harbor has marine diesel repair and repower experience with Cummins Marine diesels, Yanmar, Volvo marine diesels and IPS, Westerbeke, Caterpillar, and all major marine diesel engines. We also repair and replace bow thrusters, windlasses, hydraulic systems, fixed and variable pitch props, and shafts.

Boat Storage  

With our 16 acres of waterfront and 113,000 square feet of indoor boat storage, Hinckley will make sure your boat is secure and dry for the winter storage season. We have room to store over 300 boats, which can be professionally shrink-wrapped with or without access door. Hinckley provides more indoor boat storage than any boatyard in the area. For boat storage, all the options are available for all makes and models at Hinckley Southwest Harbor.

Hinckley Southwest Harbor also has boat moorings available on Somes Sound, in the heart of Maine’s favorite cruising grounds. We are happy to arrange dockage upon request.

Boat Upholstery  

We offer complete boat upholstery and marine canvas services for all boat seating, indoor and outdoor canvas. From bimini to settees, to port shades, boat curtains and crew carpet, call on us. Our marine upholstery department will work with you or your designer to create just the right boat interior.

Welding and Fabrication  

Hinckley Southwest Harbor completes structural boat repairs and modifications in steel, aluminum, bronze, titanium and stainless steel for all types of marine applications. Southwest Harbor can handle any marine metal fabrication for deck hardware, mechanical, thru-hull or other marine fitting repair or replacement. We have a full polishing shop on site.


Whether you need a to repair the running rigging, replace a hydraulic system or install a new winch or roller furler, our sailboat rigging department has the expertise. We are servicing dealers for Antal, Lewmar, Edson, Harken, Navtec, Ronstan, Schaefer and more.

Marine Electronics  

Take advantage of the the advancements in marine electronics and improve the safety, security and efficiency of your boat. We are servicing marine electronics dealers for Foruno, Raymarine, KVH, Simrad, B&G, Flir, Northstar, Garmin and most other marine electronics.

Marine Carpentry  


Hinckley’s reputation is well deserved and recognized throughout the world. Let our shipwrights work on your teak deck, toe rail, overhead, cabinetry or any fine detail including port and windshield replacements.

For help with a specific question, please call 207 244-5531 or e-mail serviceswh@hinckleyyachts.com

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