My father started Dutch Wharf back in 1955 as a small boat repair facility on the Branford River. I’ve operated the business since 1986 and have faithfully followed his credo of offering discriminating boat owners high quality repairs and restorations at a fair price.
Our crew of full time professionals now spans every discipline providing exceptional carpentry and joinery, fiberglass repair, engine & mechanical replacement or repair, gel coat maintenance, painting and AWLGRIP service, electronics, refinishing and rigging repairs. Many of our team of professionals have been in the industry for over 20 years.
We take pride in our work and can provide references for those considering our service.
Call me personally for a free consultation and estimate. Once you do, I’m sure we’ll count you as another of our satisfied, return customers and a friend of the yard.
Dutch Wharf maintains 65 slips for vessels of varying lengths and beam widths. Maximum length is 55′ and maximum beam is 17′.
Please call for availability and pricing – (203) 488-9000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to space limitations on our docks, customers who store with us have priority when applying for a slip rental. Winter storage customers receive a 4% discount on slip rental rates.
Dutch Wharf offers outdoor winter storage for vessels having a beam width 17′ or less. For current contract form, rates, and yard rules please contact us.
Storage rates include, hauling boat, blocking and shoring in yard and re-launch in spring. Additional charges include pressure washing bottom, un-stepping masts and re-stepping in spring, winterizing engines and covering boat. (Both shrink-wrapping and canvas covers are available at customer’s option.) Note that a 5% discount is available to customers paying their winter storage bill within 10 days of presentment.
Winter storage season is from November 1 through June 30. Wet storage is also available if desired. All boats wet stored will be served by “bubblers” during the coldest weather.
I had my mast replaced at Dutch Wharf
“I’ve sailed my wooden 40′ schooner for seven years in waters from Nova Scotia to the Chesapeake. She was built in 1972 by Palmer Boats in Nova Scotia. Construction is pine planking on oak frames. Masts are dove-tailed and stepped in the keel, but unfortunately one needed replacing. The foremast was found to have significant rot at the foot and several cracks in the topmost section.
Dutch Wharf, which has cared for Renegade since I purchased her in 2005, was commissioned to build the new foremast. DW carpenters milled 2″ Sitka spruce laminates to length (43′), and glued them to their approximate thickness (ultimate diameter) on all sides. The new material was then hand tapered to 16 sides in four successive steps. Next came rounding the masts retaining the eight-sided interface where it passes through the deck allowing for mast partners. Final steps included cutting the dovetail for the step and re-fashioning the tang collar at top. The work was completed on time and within the agreed budget. I elected to paint the completed mast myself and could not be happier with the result. I now look forward to many more years of worry-free sailing.”