GIBY’s NEW Big Rig

2/19/2020 - Great Island Boat Yard has just taken delivery of a NEW 60-ton hydraulic trailer, built by Hostar Marine. This new piece of equipment supports GIBY's continued growth and expands the yard's ability to handle larger vessel traffic. Typical refit and service projects at GIBY are on boats in the 45'… SEE MORE

Refinishing & Customizing New Sabre 66 Hulls

1/7/2020 - GIBY painted two brand-new Sabre 66 hulls this fall. While the second vessel was in our care, the GIBY fiberglass and metal teams also cut, manufactured, and installed custom side-entry hull doors and fabricated metal rails to accommodate the alteration. The doors were painted, mounted, and aligned before the carpentry… SEE MORE

Outfitting an Outremer 59 5X

1/7/2020 - An Outremer 59 5X travelled from Florida to Maine this summer to tackle several significant projects. The GIBY team addressed an extensive summer punch list - performing over 200 hours of work - to bring the boat up to its new owner’s specifications. During the visit, the new boat owner… SEE MORE
New Hardtop, Aglow

Custom Hardtop on an Eastbay 50

11/2/2018 - 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

8/7/2018 - 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

3/16/2018 - 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

3/12/2018 - 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

11/3/2017 - 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

10/17/2017 - 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