Dickerson Harbor Services

Dickerson Harbor Expert Services

Dickerson Harbor Boatyard Services on the Chesapeake Bay for Grand Banks, Eastbay, Hinkley and More Fine Yachts
Dickerson Boatyard

The Best Full-Service Boatyard on Chesapeake Bay

Dickerson Harbor Boatyard, the Trappe MD yard for the Oxford Yacht Agency is the Chesapeake Bay’s best full-service yard for repair, modernization, and services for fine cruising yachts. We specialize in Grand Banks, Eastbay, Hinkley and Sabre while offering extensive experience across a wide range of boats from trimarans to large yachts from all builders.

Top Quality Modernizations, Painting, Upgrades, Repairs, and Services for the Chesapeake Bay

Dickerson Harbor is totally focused on getting you back on the water with the work you need at a fair price. We have been doing this on the Chesapeake Bay for over 40 years building on a legacy of fine boatbuilding by Bill Dickerson and Thomas Lucke.

Basic Yard Services

  • Hauling and bottom painting up to 80’
  • Winterization and heated/covered storage
  • Teak deck replacement and repairs
  • Long or short-term storage, in slips or in covered and heated buildings
  • Delivery services
  • Spring commissioning packages
  • Canvas cleaning and design
  • Boat detailing, polishing, and waxing

Engine and Generator Services

  • Preventive maintenance service for all brands of diesel engines and generators
  • Generator replacement
  • Engine repowering
  • Engine and generator troubleshooting and repair
  • Engine annual maintenance packages
  • Instrumentation upgrades

Painting and Fiberglass Work

  • Awlgrip painting of hulls, superstructures, and decks – in our own paint facility
  • Fiberglass repair, design and build
  • Major structural repairs from grounding damage
  • Insurance repairs of all types, including emergency repairs
  • Varnishing with traditional varnish or with Alwgrip Awlwood
  • Hardtop design, construction, and installation
  • Rub rails and handrail replacement or refurbishment
  • Bottom blister repair
  • Hull and deck core fiberglass repair

Mechanical Systems

  • Fuel and water tank replacement
  • Window repair or replacement
  • Mechanical system troubleshooting, repair, and modernization
  • Dingy launch/retrieval system design and installation
  • Bow and stern thruster installation
  • Fuel systems design, fuel tank replacement, fuel polishing systems
  • Sound reduction
  • Welding
  • Prop, shaft, bearings and seal repair and replacement
  • Engine/shaft vibration and noise troubleshooting and repair
  • Trim tab installation and repair
  • Swim platform design, repair, and installation including hydraulic systems
  • Dripless seal installation or repairs
  • Toilet and holding tank system repairs, design, and installation
  • Rigging work
  • Stabilizer repair, design, and installation
  • Air conditioning repair and replacement

Electrical Systems

  • Modernizing electronics
  • Electrical system troubleshooting, repair, and upgrades
  • Battery replacement
  • Battery chargers and inverter system design and installation
  • Solar panel design and installation
  • Galvanic corrosion control and bonding troubleshooting and repair

Interior and Entertainment Systems

  • Interior modernization including fine woodworking and cabinetry
  • Interior decorating
  • Lighting upgrades both interior and exterior
  • LED lighting modernization
  • Entertainment Systems
  • Major interior modifications
  • Custom cabinetry
  • TV lifts

Major facilities and capabilities at the Dickerson Harbor Boatyard

  • 75-ton travel lift
  • 50-ton hydraulic boat trailer
  • Over 50,000 sq ft of covered work and storage buildings
  • Over 18,000 sq ft of heated workspaces
  • Covered winter storage for over 50 boats
  • Land storage for over 100 boats
  • 25 slips at our boatyard
  • Inside paint booth for hulls and superstructures
  • Small part paint booth
  • Woodworking shop
  • Machine shop
  • Parts sales
  • Teak lumber and veneer for fine woodworking
  • Water, power and air at any location
  • Abundant free parking
  • Locked gate with customer 24/7 electronic access

At our Dickerson Harbor Boatyard at Trappe, we strive to keep boating a pleasure for your enjoyment

Our processes from arrival at our yard, through the work or storage period, to delivery are all geared to make it as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Recognizing that boatyard work is unpredictable and difficult at times, we will keep you informed at all times and make sure we have your approval if any work scope increases significantly. Bring us your most challenging ideas or toughest repair problems and we will promise to fix them at a fair price if we can and tell you if we can’t