What We Do:

We are a full service yard meticulously Herreshoff power cruiser: Ariel IImaintaining and caring for boats ranging from 16ft to 58ft.

~Storage: indoor, outdoor and heated
~Finish work: varnish and paint
~Yacht Carpentry: custom building and restorations (like ARIEL II seen right)
~Launching and rigging

We specialize in the restoration of classic wooden boats:
~Full rebuilds or gradual upgrades
~Bronze Hardware fabrication for classic Herreshoffs

We upgrade and refine both wooden and fiberglass yachts to mint condition and classic aesthetics.

Ballentine's Boat ShopWe are also now the site for the finish and marketing of the Doughdish and the Stuart Knockabout.



The winter is the best time to come and see our fleet and the quality of our work.  No one is ever disappointed! Feel free to Contact Us, call or e-mail to arrange a time to see us.


Our History:

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 BBS Dinghiesand 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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