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Newport Shipyard

Boatyard / Haul Out

Newport Shipyard is known as New England's 'yachting hub', or ‘The Shipyard’ – it is a first-class boatyard and haul-out facility in Newport, with the ability to accommodate monohulls & multihulls with its 500 MT, 200 MT and 100 MT lifts.

They have a team of qualified technicians, carpenters, electricians, marine mechanics and dock staff on hand to offer you one of the very best and most dedicated services available in the industry. 

The marina can accommodate yachts up to 350’, with a maximum draft 22ft, equipped with 3-phase power up to 400 amps and 480v. 

Newport Shipyard is located in the heart of the action, and is within walking distance of great restaurants, shopping and nightlife. It is a local institution in Newport - year after year we continue to receive high accolades for the services and facility found at NSY. 

Numerous Captains we spoke with, rated The Shipyard as a “Five Star World-Class” facility with a great reputation. They are trusted within the marine industry to provide premier services with personal attention and responsiveness to visiting yachts and their crew. 

Newport Shipyard is also host and organizer for the Newport Charter Yacht Show, which will be held on 17-20 June 2019 and is a partner with David Ray and his team at Bannister’s Wharf, for the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta which carries forward the Newport Bucket tradition, to be held from 26-28 July 2019.

The Shipyard sits on 14 acres and features a paint shed and workshops fitted out with the latest technology and machinery. Local onsite craftsmen offer talent and experience in carpentry, paint refinishing, welding / fabrication, mechanical and electrical works. Crew are well looked after: onsite amenities include fitness center, Belle’s Café, ship store, courtesy golf carts, crew housing, ample parking for marina guests, and free Shipyard-wide Wi-Fi.

The ship store carries everything from paints, cleaning products, filters, sailing gear, sunglasses and sundries. It also provides access to an extensive list of chandlery items through a large directory of marine vendors. Adjacent is the ever popular Belle’s Café, featuring an open air grill serving breakfast & lunch daily. 

Crew favorites include the ‘Slammin’ Shipyard Sandwich’ and the ‘Twin Lobster Rolls’… which are always popular in the summer months with outdoor seating overlooking the waterfront.

Since coming into his ownership, Charlie Dana – a charismatic and passionate sailor himself - has been a major influence behind the amazing transformation of an old shipyard into the world renowned Superyacht facility that it is today… enjoyed by the growing list of visiting yachts and year-round residents. Charlie and his children – General Manager Eli and business Manager Isabella  - oversee the yard with the assistance of their friendly and helpful dock staff, providing efficient services to all their customers, no matter the type or size of the vessel. 

Newport Shipyard is worthy of the numerous enthusiastic reviews we received from many Captains and crew again last season, including:

  • “The Shipyard is home, with an awesome staff and friendly environment”
  • “Newport Shipyard - fantastic all-round service”
  • “Excellent Shipyard for all one’s needs”
  • “Newport Shipyard - very good to work with - superb!”
  • “Efficient, great customer service."


Newport Shipyard can accommodate yachts to 350ft LOA with 22ft draft, equipped with single and 3 phase power up to 400 amps / 480v, water, pump out and Wi-Fi at each berth. 

Newport Shipyard features a complete list of amenities that include Belle's Cafe, complimentary WiFi, a fitness center, crew housing, showers, laundry facilities, courtesy vehicles, and courtesy golf carts. 

Newport Shipyard is world renowned and one of the most popular marinas in Newport. 

As one Captain told us: “This is the place where the action is, offering the best yachting scene in New England.”

Onsite Belle’s Café offers delicious breakfast and lunch daily or quick coffee / tea / bread. They also work in conjunction with Casey’s for fuel deliveries via truck (100+ gallons) or barge (500+ gallons). Owner Charlie Dana and his children, General Manager Eli and Business Manager Isabella, have gone to great lengths to make Newport Shipyard an active yard / marina that is as enjoyable for crew as it is for guests.

Newport Shipyard has full-time employees to maintain the facilities, handle dock lines and clean up the docks - “While we are the oldest yard on the Newport waterfront, you won’t find a cleaner, more modern or more secure shipyard and marina in New England, “ said Eli Dana. "The marina is fenced and there is a security guard that patrols the yard 24/7."

The Shipyard handles all aspects of refit & repair works on-site, including engineering, fabrication, joinery and electrical works; further to which, they also have a list of high end companies supporting the infrastructure and services offered. These companies include: ABBRA, Al Fresco Composites, Aquidneck Custom, Aquidneck Marine, Berthon USA, Bluewater Technologies, Brewer Street Boatworks, Boat Nanny, BWA Yachting New England, Captains Concierge, Chris' Electronics, Custom Marine Canvas, DePaul Diesel, Downwind Dockside Services, Headsync, Helly Hansen Newport, Itchiban Yacht Painters Inc., J.Thompson Marine Carpentry, Lewmar, J Sea Divers, Marinevest, Merle Wood & Associates, Morgan Marine, Noreast Marine Systems, Oyster Marine, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, RI Marine Survey, RIG-PRO/Southern Spars, Rodger Martin Design, Seaton Yachts, SevenStar Yacht Transport, Seven Star Marine Engineering, Steel Giraffe, Vanquish Marine, W-Class Racing, The Metal Guy, Triton Insurance, Willis Towers Watson Insurance, and Ultimate Finish Yacht Maintenance.

The marina is within walking distance from downtown Newport and Broadway, where both boast a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, galleries, and shopping. Every summer, Newport Shipyard runs several major yachting events including the Newport Bermuda Race Crew Party (biennial), Newport Charter Yacht Show, Candy Store Cup superyacht regatta,, Newport Brokerage Boat Show, races, social gatherings, crew parties, and other special events, under big tents set up for each occasion.

Their services have come consistently well recommended to us in past years, including several prominent captains who told us:

  • “The Shipyard has a great reputation for looking after crew onboard visiting yachts and making them feel at home in Newport”
  • “Efficient, good customer service”
  • “Excellent Shipyard for all one’s needs”
  • “Fantastic all-around service.”

Chandlery - Ship Store at Newport Shipyard 

Newport Shipyard has an onsite chandlery and parts sourcing department located adjacent to Belle’s Café, which carries a large selection of cleaning products, hardware, paint, embroidered apparel, sailing gear, flip flops, belts, sunglasses and more.

A very helpful department when sourcing parts not normally stocked on site, as they can often order it and have it delivered to the boat the following day. They have a vast network of suppliers and marine vendors for any ‘hard-to-find’ items. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly and they run an efficient and organized shipping department for boats and crew. Newport Shipyard apparel and outerwear is hugely popular amongst the marine crowd and they now carry a wide selection of tops, fleece, belts, hats, canvas totes, eyewear and even clothing for the little ones - all sporting the well-known Shipyard 'bird.' During the summer, the ship’s store stays open 7 days a week.


We received many high recommendations for Newport Shipyard’s in-house carpentry department. These experienced carpenters are familiar with the widest range of materials, joinery methods and new technologies, doing excellent work on-site. They can handle any size job, from refit works to restoration and repairs.

Mechanical Engineering

Newport Shipyard’s in-house marine mechanic/machine and engineering shop have been serving the needs of yachts for years and are well recommended for their high quality work. 

They are capable of complete complex installations of power generators and electrical equipment, shore power and converters. Electrical surveys that determine any necessary repairs, modifications, rewiring or upgrades, are one of the many professional services they provide.

Painting & Varnishing Contractors

Newport Shipyard's paint shop was well recommended by another round of Captains this past year. Experienced in all types of products and applications of paint finishes, as well as all surface preparation techniques; the paint crew is equipped to work on large or small projects using Sea Hawk, Quantum, Pettit, Interlux, Alexseal, and Awlgrip paint products. They are also capable of topside blends, buff outs, varnishing, corrosion repairs / fairing, which are all part of the paint / refinishing services they offer.

Bottom preparation and anti-fouling to ‘race-ready’ levels are also available upon request. Their fiberglass specialists are also experts in ‘vacuum bagging’ and fiberglass repairs and touch ups. As one Captain told us: “Newport Shipyard's paint department provides high quality work and excellent skills.”

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