Restored Boats by Brooklin Boat Yard

These are some of the current and past refit and restoration projects ongoing at Brooklin Boat Yard. If you have a restoration project you’d like to speak with us about, please contact us.


We’re really excited to welcome back APHRODITE to Brooklin Boat Yard. A 72-foot Purdy-built commuter, APHRODITE was originally launched in 1937. She was completely restored at Brooklin Boat Yard in 2005. Now in 2015, her owner has brought her back for a ten-year service call.

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THE HAWK in now under the ownership of Brooklin Boat Yard president, Steve White, and restoration work is well underway here at the yard. When completed, THE HAWK will go up for sale, but like many in-house restoration projects, we invite interested potential buyers to take an early step forward.

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Originally commissioned by the late Charles Lyon, an avid boater of Chippewa Bay, NY along the St. Lawrence River, the ever-so-elegant Pardon Me was custom designed by John L. Hacker, who has been dubbed one of the greatest American boat designers of the 20th century and construction was carried out by the Hutchinson Bay Boatworks of Alexandria Bay, NY.

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KATRINKA broadened the scope of Brooklin Boat Yard’s restoration work as unlike most of our restoration work which focuses on traditionally built wooden KATRINKA (49’, Bill Tripp design, built in 1969) was an early fiberglass construction boat. Restoration work began in the summer of 2007.

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MERIDIAN is a Huckins Out Island 56 built in 1964. She was purchased in Florida and her then owner had the boat trucked here to Brooklin Boat Yard for an extensive restoration / refit over the course of the fall / winter / spring of 2009-2010. While for the most part structurally sound there were some areas of the bottom that did need attention and were rebuilt and replaced.

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This classic 71’ motor yacht was built by John Trumpy in 1958 to be used as his own personal yacht and was named (as were all his boats) AURORA. All Trumpys are beautifully designed – not an ugly one in existence – but this one, with its clipper bow and fantail and the sweep of the sheer, is truly unique.

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STINGRAY is a 56-foot gentleman’s motoryacht designed in 1962 and ’63 by C. Raymond Hunt and built in 1964 by the Wharton Shipyard in Jamestown, Rhode Island, (now Jamestown Boat Yard), wears her patina the way a veteran of World War II wears his uniform in a Memorial Day parade. Although she suffered periods of neglect during her 49 years of service, good fortune has smiled on her more often than not and each of her two major refits (Renaissance Yachts 1989-1990 & Brooklin Boat Yard 2009-2010) have left her character intact.

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  SEMINOLE  was designed by W. J. McInnes and built by George Lawley and Sons (Boston, MA) in 1916. Around 1928 the boat was relocated to California where she passed thru several owners before finally in 1996 ending up being put up for sale in a police auction. SEMINOLE was purchased sight unseen for $1.00 and trucked back east finally arriving at Brooklin Boat Yard in 2003 for a 2 year complete restoration. Relaunched in May of 2005 SEMINOLE has been on the move sailing the US East Coast and traveling back to the Pacific where she cruised most of the length of North America from La Paz, Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska before returning  home to New England waters SEMINOLE Restored 2005 LOA 58’ 0” LOD 46’ 4” LWL 33’ 0” Beam 13’ 0” Draft 4’ 10”... read more


Originally built in 1927, MISCHIEF had been under the same ownership since 1932. MISCHIEF had been a fixture here at the yard for as long as anyone can remember so it seemed only fitting that when her owner passed away MISCHIEF was left to the care of Brooklin Boat Yard with the understanding that she would continue to be maintained and sailed. In August of 2011 work began on what at first was thought to be an extensive refit of MISCHIEF but quickly changed to a full-on restoration project.

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This boat was purchased sight unseen by a client who had already had a very succesful restoration experience with Brooklin Boat Yard (that being the total restoration of KATRINKA). While not always advisable to purchase a boat without even seeing it the client figured VIXEN had to be in at least okay shape as she had recently taken part in the Uffa Fox Challenge Race from England to Sweden.

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APHRODITE was built by the Purdy Boat Company and launched in May of 1937 for Wall Street financier and later Ambassador to the Court of St. James, John Hay (Jock) Whitney of Manhasset, Long Island. Best described as a “Commuter Yacht”, this elegant and sleek 74-footer would each morning whisk Mr. Whitney from his large two-story boat house westward down Long Island Sound and thru the East River to his Wall Street office.

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  Brooklin Boat Yard restored ENTICER, an 85-foot Trumpy motoryacht, in 2002. [Show slideshow] ENTICER Restoration: 2002 Year: 1935 Length: 84'11" Beam:  18'0" Builder:  Mathis Yacht Building Designer: John... read more