Rebuilding & restoring wooden boats & yachts since 1986
Jim Moores founded Moores Marine in South Florida in 1986 after building commercial fishing boats and dories in Lubec, Maine.
Our completely family-run business rebuilds and restores wooden boats and classic wooden yachts out of our facilities in Palm Beach County, Florida, and at our 18-acre Moores Marine Yacht Center in Beaufort, North Carolina.
Moores Marine understands antique and classic wooden boats inside and out, from a boat builder’s perspective. We have restored 23 Trumpy yachts and completed more than 100 refits of wooden boats, including Aldens, Consolidateds, Defoe, and New York Yacht and Launch.
We are particularly proud of our complete restoration of the hull of the eighth presidential yacht, Honey Fitz, a 1930 93' Defoe that served as the private yacht of five presidents, from Eisenhower, to Kennedy, to Nixon.
We were also honored to win the Innovation in Restoration award at The Wooden Boat Show's Concours d'Elegance in Mystic, Conn., for our complete refit of the 1923 John G. Alden Schooner, Summerwind, in 2010. The schooner won the Newport Bucket in the Grande Dame class two months after her launch.