Rivendell Marine

Traditional Boat-Building
Since 1975

Rivendell Marine
420 Shore Road, P.O. Box 926
Monument Beach, MA 02553
(508) 759-0330 (phone or fax)


Our name & location

Rivendell Marine was created as a business designed to repair and restore traditional wooden sailing craft. Our spirit and philosophy, as embodied in the quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, is that a fine vessel need never fade from being proud and strong despite its years.

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."

Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings


Our shop in Monument Beach will accommodate boats up to 40 feet for total rebuilds, repairs or modifications. In addition, we enjoy custom construction of classic small craft, the joy of which was sadly lost in recent decades. These pulling boats, daysailers, canoes and tenders enhance the enjoyment of boating itself, each in its own unique and individualized way. Each boat is built on a custom, handcrafted basis with attention to every detail. We believe this trend reflects the spirit of boating for the future, and we are extremely proud to contribute to it.


Current Projects

- some of the projects in our yard this coming winter include:
  • Tor 40 - new owner, preparing for launch, Summer 2014. 
  • Warner/Luke 40' Cutter - complete cosmetic upgrade; several planks; deck work; mast.
  • "Wenaumet Kitten" Catboats (16) - annual maintenance on all boats; We have one of these boats available for "adoption" and a complete rebuild. We also have several of these boats in the yard available for sale by their owners. Please call for details.
  • Beetle Cats (2) - two to get new canvas decks; one to get new frames.
  • Herreshoff 12-1/2 (2) - varying projects.
  • Brownell 24 - complete cosmetic upgrade.

Wenaumet Kittens
Past projects
The 8' HOBBIT Tender
The Paddler's Shop
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