BEN MY CHREE is nominated for Restoraton of the Year in Classic Boat Magazine! Check out their April issue to see the results.
Roll over image to see another view of BEN. You can also see her in person at the 2014 WoodenBoat Show in Mystic.
By popular demand: The BBS Calendar Girls are back!
Miss February 2014: MARJORIE
Miss February may look like an old soul, but don’t let her classic lines deceive you, at only 6 years old she is young and fit. She hails from Woods Hole, MA where she was designed, built and has moored her whole life.
Her designer and builder, Douglas Cooper, took a workboat design of his father’s, Bill Cooper, and refined her cabin and windsheild to be more yachtlike. MARJORIE’s predecessor was built in the 1950’s by Cooper’s father and grandfather at the Quissett Boat Yard and served as a workboat. This generation is built in cedar and mahogany with a varnished teak house, coaming and transom. She stands out from the crowd as an elegant runabout with hometown roots.
Some of MARJORIE’s favorite activities include anchoring in Hadley’s Harbor for a mid-day picnic, motoring Buzzards Bay in the Fall, and even working as a photoboat for the H-Class nationals. She has not yet ventured far from her birth place but admits that she hopes some travel is in the future.... Read more
What We Do:
We are a full service yard meticulously maintaining and caring for boats ranging from 16ft to 58ft.
We upgrade and refine both wooden and fiberglass yachts to mint condition and classic aesthetics.
COME FOR A VISIT & TOUR
Ballentine’s Boat Shop (BBS), established in 1974, is tucked away in Cataumet, Massachusetts. We front not a harbor or bay, but a cranberry bog. BBS has grown, at this same location, from a one-man shop with one small building to a facility with 5 large efficient buildings and a 10 to 13 person staff skilled in woodworking, yacht finishing, rigging, and bronze fabrication.
Ballentine's now fully maintains boats ranging from Herreshoff 12 1/2 footers to a 58-foot ketch. Our emphasis has always been to provide quality service, maintenance and restoration of vintage wooden yachts. The Ballentine's crew is meticulous in their carpentry and finish work. They have restored and continue to maintain an impressive and varied fleet. See our Restorations Page to look at our past and current restoration projects.
BBS is probably best known for restoring and maintaining the original Herreshoff 12 1/2 footers. Because we service so many of this design, we also fabricate their hardware. Our high quality Bronze Hardware is also available for purchase.
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