Located just six miles from historic Newport, RI on the cruising waters of Narragansett Bay, our Portsmouth shipyard serves boaters from across the northeast. It is a comprehensive, 15-acre boatyard and marina that has earned an international reputation for craftsmanship, professionalism, and marine yachting services.



Hinckley is Rhode Island’s largest boatyard. Located just six miles from Newport,RI, we are the location that serious boaters rely on for boat repair, refit and yacht restoration. Says Captain Angus Fuller of the SV Matelot: “The standard of work by all the various trades at that yard is very high. The individuals concerned take a huge amount of pride in their work endeavoring to do the best job possible. It really is very impressive. I have personally cruised over 40 countries around the world and HYS rates as the best boatyard in terms of the work.”

Inboard, Outboard & Mechanical

At Hinckley Portsmouth our mechanical department is highly experienced with certified technicians to work on inboard and outboard engines, marine generators, exhaust and fuel systems, 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 Portsmouth is a fully certified Yamaha and Mercury Marine dealership for outboards, and Cummins, Yanmar, Volvo (marine diesels and IPS), Westerbeke, Caterpillar, and all major marine inboard diesel engines. We also repair and replace bow thrusters, windlasses, hydraulic systems, fixed and variable pitch props and shafts.  Hinckley is now an authorized installer of Seakeeper gyro stabilization systems.  See us for a Seakeeper quote.

Boat Painting, Marine Finishes, Fiberglass Repair

Whether you require Awlgrip, Alexseal, Interlux or other marine paint finish, Hinckley Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth restore your teak deck, bring back the luster of your yacht’s brightwork, replace teak rails or other trim pieces. Let Hinckley Portsmouth give your teak varnish a brilliant finish.

Boat Storage

Hinckley Portsmouth is RI’s largest boatyard. With our waterfront acreage and 196,000 square feet of indoor boat storage, Hinckley will make sure your boat is secure and dry for the winter storage season. On our 15 acres we have room to store 450 boats, all of which are 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 Portsmouth. Hinckley’s Portsmouth marina also has boat slips available in the heart of America’s favorite cruising grounds. Deep water slips for yachts up to 180’. Megayacht tie-up is available along our main bulkhead.

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 works closely with several interior design specialists who will work with you or let your designer commission our workroom to create just the right interior for your boat.


Whether you need 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

Let Hinckley take care of all your marine electronics needs. We are servicing dealers for Furuno, Raymarine, KVH, Simrad, B&G, Flir, Northstar, Garmin and most other marine electronics.  Ask about Hinckley’s remote vessel monitoring system, OnWatch.  Hinckley OnWatch reports all your boat’s critical information right to your phone or tablet, and to your Hinckley Service Manager so we can help even when you’re off our docks.

Marine Carpentry

Hinckley’s reputation for marine woodwork is well deserved and recognized throughout the world. Let our shipwrights work on your teak repairs, teak deck, toe rail, overhead, cabinetry or any fine woodworking detail. See Hinckley Portsmouth for port and windshield replacements, too.


Nepenthe – 43′ Cheoy Lee

  • Installation of new refrigeration and freezer systems
  • Installation of new cabin heating system
  • Complete re-build of aft head compartment
  • Total re-wiring of DC/AC electrical systems
  • Replacement of entire teak/holly cabin sole throughout interior
  • Re-build of entire galley area with new Corian countertop, new custom icebox with vacuum insulation panels and new custom pull-out trash bin

Dance Smartly – 107′ Palmer Johnson

  • Awlgrip spray painting of hull and deck
  • Soda blasting
  • Prime and paint the bottom
  • Removal and re-installation of premier teak caprails
  • Replacement of all (24) ships house batteries
  • Major service to the engine and both generators
  • Installation of new engine mounts
  • Major service to air conditioning systems
  • Light sanding of all teak decking

Matelot 80′ Southern Wind

  • Awlgrip spray painting of hull
  • Transom door fabrication
  • Fiberglass repair and refair
  • Full service to engine
  • Rewire of switch panel at helm.

Valiant 97′ Motoryacht

  • Hull paint
  • Bottom paint
  • Varnish
  • Added bulwark doors

Palawan 75′ Little Harbor

  • Complete hull peel
  • Topsides paint
  • Bottom paint
  • Replace electronics
  • General mechanical maintenance

Bay Wind 54′ Hylas

  • Extensive recondition after storm damage

Virago 100′ Swan

  • Hull paint
  • Rig paint
  • General mechanical maintenance