Boat Designers Tour Rockport Marine
Classic Yacht restoration is an audacious endeavor.
The designer is called upon to serve as historian, archivist, artist, and
engineer. Each successful classic yacht restoration requires research,
documentation, and a seamless transition of new design elements into the
original design. Maine Maritime Museum takes you behind the scenes at Rockport
Marine, where they’ve mastered the classic yacht restoration. Beginning with 3D
laser measurement of the vessel to quantify the degree the vessel differs from
her original condition. Invariably designers incorporate reconfigured
accommodations, modern electrical/mechanical systems, and improvements to
vessel performance into the restorations while maintaining the heart and
esthetics of the original. Rockport Marine restorations demand curiosity,
diligence, and willingness to pursue the last degree of detail.