Essex Yachts Sales offers the Rockport Marine RM26, a beautiful 26' day boat and the new RM 44, a substantial 44' Motor Yacht. Designed and built in the third-generation family owned shipyard in Rockport, Maine, these iconic boats combine the very best in modern construction techniques and advanced marine systems, with elegance, strength and longevity.
Above the water, the sweeping sheer and tumblehome of the RM26 speak to the traditions of Maine boatbuilding. Below the water, the V-hull and Volvo Duoprop outdrive provide a comfortable ride throughout her range up to 28 kt. The RM26 has a cold-molded wooden composite hull. The composite center console may be raised at the touch of a button to reveal the 200 HP Volvo diesel below. With her aluminum framed T-top and large, round-fronted dodger, there is protection from sun and spray.
The new RM44 blends a moderate-V, hard-chined hull shape with classic tumblehome, advanced wood composite construction for great strength and extreme durability, a variety of propulsion options, and thoroughly modern mechanical and electronic systems. The RM44 maintains a distinctive, classic look, capturing the tradition of New England boat-building and seafaring.
At 44’ LOA and 14’ beam, the RM44 offers generous, comfortable accommodations for four. Designed for coastal cruising, the interior layout includes a private queen-size stateroom with island berth, head and separate shower, a large lower dining settee that can be converted to a queen-size sleeping berth, galley, and wheelhouse with helm station and comfortable seating. There is a generous cockpit with additional seating accessed through removable doors.
The wood composite construction comprises four epoxy-glued layers of wood with a sheathing of fiberglass cloth, with a total thickness of 1-1/2”. Each layer is oriented to maximize grain strength in alignment with the stresses. The proven 'West System' epoxy resin is employed, utilizing vacuum bagging to ensure a dense, void-free, fully bonded result. 'West System' epoxy is ideal for yachts, being highly resistant to fresh water, salt water and UV radiation. It is also typically stronger than wood.
This method of wood composite construction has proven extreme durability, high strength to weight ratio and high resistance to fatigue cracking. Hardwood composite engine mounts are noted for reducing engine noise and vibration in motor yachts.
Custom-built by local craftsmen in Maine, the RM44 will fulfill the requirements of the most discerning and demanding yachtsmen, worldwide. Clients may enjoy immense pride of ownership and pleasure in finely crafted work and timeless, enduring lines, which provide a quietly understated, but very distinctive, commanding presence.
Rockport Marine offers bespoke design services. Clients are warmly invited to engage with Rockport Marine's professional design staff, so that all aspects of their new boat may be fully matched to their aspirations, whether it be a special interior layout, exquisite interior cabinetry with fully-varnished book-matched raised panels in an owner’s choice of wood species, or custom propulsion and marine systems.
Rockport Marine Inc. is a premier wooden and wood-composite yacht builder, designer and service yard in Rockport, Maine. Founded in 1962 by Luke Allen, and now in the third generation of family ownership, Rockport Marine specializes in new construction, restoration, and design work for a wide variety of boats, from traditional plank-on-frame to modern wood-composite vessels. Rockport Marine offers design services for yacht owners and support services for yacht designers throughout the industry. The facility also provides storage, metal fabrication, and boat hauling.
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