Rumery’s Boat Yard
Sean’s very cool little Compass Catboat is ready to go for the end of the workday. This is a 14′ fiberglass Beetle-like boat produced on Cape Cod, designed by Merv Hammett, and nicely fitted out.
photo courtesy Rumery’s
Rumery’s 38 photo courtesy Rumery’s
Cape Porpoise and Kennebunk (Gooch’s) Beach
all photos Thomas Armstrong unless otherwise noted
Rumery’s Boat Yard sits beside the Saco River in Biddeford, Me. It’s been in operation since the 1960′s. No longer owned by the Rumery family, it’s been in the hands of the current owner, Sean Tarpey, for the last 11 years. Sean is producing the Herreschoff designed Alerion, a 26′ daysailer.
Sweeter lines do not exist. The Yard also produces the Rumery’s 38, a power craft inspired by the 1920′s rumrunners, especially those designed by Will Frost. Sean is also gearing up to begin production on a line of racing shells in carbon pre preg, using molds he purchased from Schoederbrod at the time of their demise. Should be interesting. If you are in the area, visit this rather interesting yard and the affable Sean Tarpey. I’m certainly glad I took the time to do so.
Also, above you’ll find a few shots of some of my favorite haunts in Southern ME. This was a quickly planned and executed trip, and richly rewarding. Hope you enjoy it as well