Manhasset Bay Shipyard

Winter storage & year-round repair services

451 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050

Home to The Rigging Locker

516-767-SHIP (7447)

516-767-3760 (fax)


Manhasset Bay Shipyard offers a full range of services, including:

  • Storage (winter and summer)
  • Winterizing, Shrinkwrap
  • Rigging
  • Engine maintenance and repair
  • Bottom painting, varnishing
  • Electronics installation and repair
  • Short hauls


    Manhasset Bay Shipyard has probably been used as a marine facility as far back as the post-Civil War period. In 1887, Elbert Stannard, a local resident and retired clipper ship captain, started a business converting wooden warships -- made obsolete by steam engines and iron cladding -- into freight and passenger vessels. Stannard's business likely included the current shipyard property. In 1889, six wooden warships and two coastal schooners owned by Stannard burned in a spectacular fire of unknown origin off Plum Point. Today, the small creek that runs along the southern side of the shipyard is known as Stannard's Creek.