Quality Repairs and Modernizations

Refining the Skills of Dickerson Harbor Boatyard Team

We aim to be the best quality yacht repair and modernization facility on the Chesapeake Bay

With this well thought out and executed layout, we work in any weather.

Eastbay 49EX #52 “Treasure” undergoes testing, regardless of the weather, as the critical work for which she came had been completed.

Having the right equipment improves efficiency and reduces stress on team members. We have an airplane tug and a dozer that provide the appropriate horsepower to move boats on the two hydraulic trailers. With these trailers, we can situate vessels precisely. We also have the electric “Centaur;” half-man, half-pony, to move the light to moderate equipment, tools, shafts, propellers, and boat stands around the yard ASAP!

Fiberglass Work from New Thrusters to Major Hull Accident Repairs

The best time to do fiberglass structural work is when the hull is warmed up. The warmer the hull is, the better the secondary bond will attach when installing a bow thruster tunnel or repairing a keel. With our heating systems, we don’t have to wait for Spring for fiberglass fabrication or repairs. The Thruster Tubes are installed with well-faired ends to reduce hull resistance when moving through the water.

Sidepower, Wesmar, American Bowthruster, Vetus, and Lewmar are some of the electric and hydrau¬lic systems we sell and service.

Maintenance Reduction to Extend the Life of Fine Grand Banks, Eastbay or Any Fine Yacht

Teak deck repairs are accomplished over the winter in dry storage areas only, never outside. A dealer for Teak Decking System products for 25 years, Dickerson Harbor has personnel experienced in the art of teak deck maintenance and repair.

Maintenance reduction strategies are our specialty. On this Grand Banks 42, the teak deck repairs were going to cost more than 50% of the cost of teak deck removal. Generally, if two teak deck services are needed in less than ten years, the decision to go to a non-skid deck is a smart financial step. The patterns and color of this painted deck were first accom¬plished in 1985 on a GB42 for Jerry Hart of Vero Beach, Fl. Jerry’s boat was also the first GB with all stainless-steel handrails, no teak transom, and Awlgrip coated window frames.

On this EB 49HX, the teak was removed from the cockpit sole and steps. This required modifications to the lazarette hatches to bring them flush to the new non-skid cockpit sole.

Veneer Repairs and Replacement to Sustain the Pure Beauty of Classic Grand Banks and Eastbay Yachts

Veneer repairs are another maintenance reduction item. This EB 49HX had her windows replaced and several veneer areas refinished or replaced after water leakage.

Fuel and Water Tank Replacement on Hundreds of Grand Banks Yachts

Fuel, water, and holding tank maintenance and repairs are essential to extend the cruising life of a boat. Dickerson Harbor makes and installs fiberglass, aluminum, and steel fuel and water tanks in food grade materials only.

Custom Hardtops For UV Protection and Long Life Improvements

The most UV proof Eastbay 38 ever! UV rays in the Mid-Atlantic and East coast regions have proven so strong in the last 35 years as to bring about a more than coincidental increased occurrence of skin cancers. This hardtop absolutely protects against UV rays, with good over¬hangs forward and on the sides, and an exceptional overhang aft.

There are four opening/sliding windows, two overhead hatches, and air condi¬tioning on the helm deck. This “forever” hardtop will not fade or degrade. There is teak veneer on the inside that matches the overall styling of this ultimate EB38!

Eastbay 43HX Scout has a custom hardtop over the helm deck with a beautiful, varnished wood interior. These Eastbay boats have one thing in common, the design and engineering excellence of Hunt and Associates, the best in the business!

Grand Banks 46 CL Seaquel has a custom hardtop over the flybridge with stainless steel tubing supports. The hardtop protects from UV rays and rain, and the custom enclosure gives protection in wet and cold weather for the entire flybridge.

Engine, Hull, and Mechanical Systems Services

Our CAT trained mechanic has over 30 years of experience with marine engines. We routinely provide complete engine room and drive train maintenance and repower projects. We replace hoses, install generator sound shields, recondition and align shafts, shaft seals, and propellers. First, however, we diagnose mechanical and system problems.

Brightwork Makes Grand Banks and Eastbay Yachts Spectacularly Beautiful

Our varnish department produces outstanding finishes with modern Petit Ultra UV coatings and products.