Refits and Restoration

Since 1990, South Shore Boatworks has built, designed, restored and renovated numerous boats and yachts, producing one-of-a-kind results for customers. Our staff are traditional yet innovative, professional as well as personal, with a deep appreciation for craftsmanship, quality and performance.​

Our experts work with both wood and fiberglass boats.  We would love to work with you on your next project and help to preserve the beauty of your current boat or restore your boat to its former glory.

A boat story with

This classic lobsterboat built by renowned boat builder Donald Wilcox 38 years ago was refit to be a Mediterranean pleasure yacht in a project helmed by South Shore. To meet the EU refit requirements, almost every system onboard needed attention and alteration. Read the full story.

Examples of Yacht Restorations

Small Boat Building

At South Shore, we’ve built a number of traditional wooden boats over the years, including a number of Dories and a 19′ Phil Bolger design. For the right vessel, we can help you build it in keeping with those traditions and woodworking skills.

Pictured: 18′ Simmons Sea Skiff


Restore and Refit Accessories as Well

Accessories and other elements can also be part of a refit or restoration. South Shore Boatworks’ woodworking can create transoms, planks, davits and platforms to match your vessel, its appearance, history and scale. Any part of a historic or functional restoration – be it wood or metal – can be created custom for your boat.

Some of our work has included transoms, swim platforms, davits, skyboxes, tillers, helm bezels and compass leveling blocks.

Swim Platforms
Custom Wood & Bronze Davits