New Hardtop, Aglow

Custom Hardtop on an Eastbay 50

2/11/2018 - An Eastbay 50 is looking quite sporty after the GIBY team replaced a soft flybridge enclosure with a custom hardtop by SEAmless Marine Inc.. After the new stainless steel framework and rigid top were dryfitted, the radar array was mounted and the complete package was secured permanently, with the wiring… SEE MORE

Growth at Great Island Boat Yard Creates New Opportunities

7/8/2018 - Great Island Boat Yard is in search of full-time, year-round Finishers. We currently have an excellent team of yacht finish technicians, but wish to expand our team as our business contintues to grow. Duties include both varnish and brush painting on boat interiors and exteriors. Successful candidates will be detail… SEE MORE
In the field.

Zeus Drive Pod Service in Demand

16/3/2018 - GIBY Systems Tech, Steve Dee, recently began reassembling Zeus drive pods on a Sabre 42. After dropping the units out of the boat to address preventative maintenance warranty items, Steve cleaned and inspected the king plates, replaced the special plate studs, and updated the MerCathode system, which provides active corrosion… SEE MORE

Restoring a 1947 Alden 47

12/3/2018 - A few years ago, Great Island Boat Yard began a multi-phase restoration effort aboard ALIANZA, a 1947, Alden 47 ketch. During Phase I of her refit, the GIBY team repaired a leaky rudder post; built a new centerboard trunk; rebuilt the mast step area; and replaced 40 frames, all beyond… SEE MORE
GIBY's systems tech, Steve Dee, removing Mary E's old GM 4-71 engine.

Repowering an Historic Maine-Built Vessel

3/11/2017 - The oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner, still afloat, came home to Maine this spring. Built on the banks of the Kennebec River in 1906, Mary E, a two-masted clipper schooner with a storied past, is now undergoing a complete restoration at Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) - and Great Island Boat… SEE MORE
Sabre 42, Flag Blue

A Productive Paint Shop

17/10/2017 - Great Island Boat Yard is home to a state-of-the-art Paint Booth that can accommodate boats up to 70'. The Bay is never idle. Here are some boats recently painted by the GIBY finishing team. SEE MORE

Engineering Solutions

19/5/2017 - When Steve Parrot arrived at GIBY with his recently acquired Westerly 57, he filled out a Winter Storage & Work Order form and checked off boxes for services he wanted performed on his new boat. One of the boxes he checked was for a Rig Inspection. Not a bad idea… SEE MORE
Shaping new bullnose seat trim.

A Craftsman’s Touch

21/4/2017 - This winter, as part of his contribution to GIBY’s team effort to restore and refit a vintage (1974) Herreshoff 18 Harbor Pilot Launch, Matt Meader applied a craftsman’s touch. Here’s a look at some of the carpentry work involved in the project. First, Matt replaced an old, split console door… SEE MORE