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Old 11-01-2009, 19:05   #1
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Looking for a good shipwright/yard near NYC

Ahoy there!

Iím very new to the New York City area (from Sausalito) and Iím looking for any recommendations anyone might have in finding a good shipwright or boat yard. I have an older Grand Banks 49 and am looking to do a slight refit to the interiorÖ New settee, possibly build in a new washer and dryer into the salon, new heads, etc. So not a small project. Iím wondering if it makes sense to do the work up here, or down in Florida where I will be picking my boat up. Ideally I could take care of everything up here, but Iím less familiar with the local marine industry. With all the boat building history out here Iím hoping to get a flood of great recommendations!

Anyway, I welcome any adviceÖ And I canít wait to catch some of you cruising out here this summer!!!

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Hi GB man...

You might find better pricing in Florida?.....but if you're looking for a good yard up here where you can follow the progress easily I'd recommend my yard...Lockwood Boatworks www.lockwoodboatworks.com
They are a full service family owned yard in business for over 50 years. They are Very Good but they are not inexpensive. Take a ride over and talk to Teresa or Billy Lockwood in the yard office. You can also see some of their work. They always have big projects going on year round. You can PM me for more info.

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Old 11-01-2009, 19:53   #3
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Excellent! I would much rather handle everything locally, so I will definitely make a trip to the yard to check it out, thanks...!
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Mike,

My Pleasure. If you haven't found a slip yet, they are signing summer contracts now. There's usually a waiting list, but who knows with this economy.

You won't find a more weather protected marina in the area. A couple of bridges to deal with, but a small price to pay for peace of mind imo.

If you need info on other local marinas give a shout.

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Actually the next thing I need to attempt to accomplish is to find a live aboard slip... That, I fear, could be tough.
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Mike,

I think Lockwoods allows livaboards. One of my slip neighbors was aboard for a couple of years, he's been domesticated again. They put bubblers out in winter for anyone still in the water. He commuted to NY Via the train.

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Now I REALLY need to go check it out, thanks again for all the great contact-
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I winter in a very small yard in New Rochelle. It is run by a live baord sailor who is a cracker jack racer and has been the broker for Le Comte in the USA. The yard only has sailboats, which is unusual and kind of pleasant. They have two masters who work there, both very experienced, one has a totally bristol sailboat and he's a good sailor too. Are you getting the picture? This fellow does all the joinery and he can build anything. His varnish work is perfect.

This is a yard you can trust.

If you can get them to do the work, you'll not be disatisdfied, but it will be pricey. PM for contact info.
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Re: Looking for a good shipwright/yard near NYC

Sandero,
I am looking for a Shipwright, experienced with oakum and caulking for my 34' William Garden wooden sloop. Do you know of someone in the NJ area that I might contact for this work?


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Dave, I am sorry I do not know a soul into boats in NJ.
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Re: Looking for a good shipwright/yard near NYC

Try derouvillesboatshop.com on toms river. They build and maintain the wooden acat fleet. Great people. Cheers, john
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John,
Thanks for the info. I will give them a call. I know the area well.


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Sandero,
Thanks anyway. I have a few leads.


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