About Us

State-of-the-Art Craftsmanship; Old-Time Service

Founded in 1962 by Earl Rumery on the site of a former CMP coal fired electric generating station, originally constructed by York Light & Heat Company in the 1880s.

Rumery’s is a member of Maine Marine Trades Association, American Boat and Yacht Council and was a participant in Maine's North Star Alliance Initiative. 

We are happy to support HEART OF BIDDEFORD, a Main Street Maine Community project, as well as York County Junior Achievement, providing financial literacy to our future workers. 

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NO WAKE Restrictions on the Saco River 

The River has some fragile areas, where wake of any significance causes erosion of the bank, and a receding shoreline. The Cities of Saco and Biddeford enforce "headway speed only zones" in the River. See the Harbor Brochure for details. HOWEVER, when navigating in areas of the River where the restriction does not apply, you are still responsible for your wake. Be aware of other boats, especially smaller ones, and boats with other boats in tow. 


Rumery's celebrates 56 years in business at the same Saco River location!

Rumery's Receives SHARP Certification

OSHA and the Maine Department of Labor recognized Rumery's outstanding record of workplace safety. The US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formally recognized Rumery's Boat Yard as a participant in the SHARP program. Rumery's is one of 1,600 small businesses across the US who meets rigorous standards in identifying and eliminating workplace hazards. 

Rowing Shells Donated to Community Programs

Rumery's donated two AVANTI class rowing shells, one to Portland Community Rowing Association and the other to Merrymeeting Community Rowing Association . The gift included an aluminum shell trailer. 

Winterization is Upon Us!

 It's that time of year again when the days are getting shorter and the temps are getting colder. Make sure your boat is ready for the winter months and schedule your decommissioning today!

We still have space available for outside storage so give us a call to schedule your haul out!

Do you have any winter projects in mind? Is it time to upgrade those outdated electronics? Do you want to go SOLAR? Maybe add a bow thruster? Give us a call to discuss options and future work!


 It was a surprising summer with periods of great weather, hot humid days, some rain here and there and plenty of action on the water. Just recently had a 65' Schooner come up and grab a mooring for a short visit into town.

Their final destination is New Zealand.  

S/Y "Wolfhound" had a great crew and enjoyed their visit to Rumery's

For more information about this gorgeous build, clink on the link below to see the article put out by Yachting World and get a virtual tour of the build!

Yachting World Article - Wolfhound

Travel Lift Overhaul

Rumery's Travel lift has been refurbished over the summer. We sandblasted the surface rust & painted the machine, replaced control cables and bearings, lubricated the wire rope and painted a new emblem to help find the centerline. The Rumery's crew, led by painter Kirsten Teel, did a fine job! 

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Saco River Map

The Saco River can be intimidating for unfamiliar boaters. Above is a map for your reference.

Please note this is for REFERENCE ONLY.  

Saco River Tide Chart