The Southwest Harbor yard is at the heart of the Hinckley legend. It began in 1928 as a small service yard and today ranks as a world-class service facility. The Hinckley Southwest Harbor yard attracts a local, national, and international community of yachtsmen who want their boats to have the highest level of care and service. From boat painting to fiberglass fabrications for refits, to boat canvas and upholstery, marine diesel service and rigging, all the marine services and trades are standing by for you and your boat.

Hinckley now also operates a Northeast Harbor facility to offer slips for vessels up to 80 feet and a complete service and repair yard at the coveted entrance to Acadia National Park.  Our Northeast Harbor yard is ideally situated for cruising boaters with access to many local restaurants, provisioning services, tennis courts, showers, laundry facilities, fuel, and pump-out services.


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 over 85 years of experience to share. Ask to see our portfolio of classic yacht refits.


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 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 boat 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.

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, boat cushion fabrication 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.


Cynosure- Rhodes 41 refit

  • Gutted the entire boat down to the fiberglass hull and deck
  • Designed and built a new interior
  • Installed all new wiring
  • Installed all new systems including engine
  • Installed all new electronics
    New stanchions, windlass and winches
  • New jib furler, standing rigging and running rigging
  • Painted hull, deck and spars

80′ Burger

  • Repair corrosion to the aluminum hull including re-plating the bottom
  • Fill, fair, paint the hull with Alexseal
  • Re-caulk teak

55′ Hinckley Jetboat

  • Reconfigure and rebuild the master cabin and main salon
  • Fabricate and install overhead in salon
  • Replace galley and head counters with stone and Corian
  • Finish interior in high gloss; faux paint the port frames in wood-grain
  • Fabricate and install FRP seating in the cockpit
  • Fabricate and install custom designed ladder and rail to the flybridge
  • Install all new electronics
  • Re-upholster all cushions
  • Paint the hull, deck and bridge with Awlgrip

Little Harbor 54′

  • Remove and replace transom with reshaped and extended transom