tessie ann maine house boat rentalRiggs Cove Rentals

Imagine your own floating island moored in pristine Robinhood Cove. Partake in all the shore side amenities our marina has to offer, including on site library with weekly lecture series, historic galleries, Cape Dory Typhoon daysailer, Friday night live entertainment and much more! Step aboard any of the Island 40’s, our Riggs Cove Cottage Rental or our Riggs Cove Loft and enjoy the peace, beauty and wonder of the waters of mid-coast Maine with no big boat responsibilities. No experience required.

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Fuel Dock Hours

Beginning Sunday, August 23rd, our fuel dock hours will be 8:00 am-6:00 pm until further notice.

Joe’s 1969 Allied 42 Yawl, fully problem solved & awaiting owner #3


Sad News

Joe 345All of us at Robinhood Marine Center are sorry to report that our friend, co-worker and former General Manager, Joe McCarty, lost his courageous battle with esophageal cancer on August 8th.  He had a goal of making it to the annual Marina Summerfest from his winter home in Bonita Springs, FL, but late developments precluded his travel.

Joe lived life to the fullest, and loved being on the water and around yachts.  He graduated from St. George’s School in Newport RI, and from Yale University, and, based on his stories, majored in Skiing and good times.  Upon graduating from Yale, Joe and his longtime friend and classmate, Ben Ellison, purchased an old wooden 41’ sloop in Camden, Maine, and began their dual lives around boats.  They rebuilt the ol’ girl “Alice” and sailed her along the Coast and to the Bahamas for several years.  Later, Joe and Ben became delivery skippers,  and Joe continued on as a yacht captain, times he referred to with great memories and stories.

Joe came to Robinhood Marine Center in 1985.  He had been operating a marina that was also a Cape Dory dealership on Chesapeake Bay, and desired to move to New England to be close to his family.  A chance call to Andy Vavolotis in an effort of networking, Joe discovered that Andy owned a boatyard in Maine, and Andy encouraged Joe to come up and manage it.  With Joe’s expertise, vision, and energy, Robinhood Marine Center grew in size and reputation, becoming one of the foremost yacht yards on the Maine Coast.  He served on the board and as president of the Maine Marine Trades Association, and was always a proponent for advancing the efforts of the industry.  Joe was a knowledgeable rigger, mechanic, electrician, boat operator, and jack of many trades.  He also could operate every item of machinery in the boatyard.  So in 2005, after 20 years at the helm, Joe retired as general manager, but came back every spring and fall, totally qualified to work in any area of the yard where there was a need.  In retirement Joe also purchased and completely re-fit his beloved yawl “Furly B” and chartered her out each season.

We will all miss Joe’s gift of “gab”, about everything from boats and yachts to political and everything in general.  He had a thirst for life. When the cancer was discovered, he said that he had had a great life and had no regrets. Just wished it could last a little longer.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Cindy, daughter Amber, son Jasper, step-daughters Jessie, Jen, and Jamie, and 7 step grandchildren.

Interactive Cruising Guidebook

Active Captain – The Interactive Cruising Guidebook

RMC Thunderstorm Policy

During a thunderstorm, RMC dock staff are instructed to leave the dock area and will not be available to assist with fueling, docking, undocking, or helping with moving your gear to or from your boat.  If you need help, kindly wait until the lightning threat passes.  VHF channel 9 will be monitored during the storm.

Lectures in the Library

We have been fortunate to host outstanding speakers for this series & we encourage you to join us for an informative and entertaining evening. Space is limited so come early and enjoy! View the Lectures in the Library Series 2015 schedule.

Friday Night Jazz

We will once again host our Friday Night Jazz on the Waterfront from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. So leave work a bit early on Friday and head down to the Gazebo. We look forward to seeing you there! Friday Night Jazz 2015 Schedule

Robinhood Marine Center

We are a full service yacht yard and marina with winter storage, new and used yacht sales, Spartan Marine hardware manufacturing, Tessie Ann, Charles Andrew  and Nancy Lou (our Island 40s), and the well known Osprey Restaurant. Located on beautiful, secluded Riggs Cove (Chart # 13293) just 50 minutes north of the Portland Jetport, 7 miles southeast of Bath, Maine.