Brewer South Freeport Marine
Brewer South Freeport Marine

Welcome to Brewer South Freeport Marine

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Discover South Freeport, Maine! Tucked away on the Harraseeket River, Brewer South Freeport Marine is a full service boatyard in the heart of Casco Bay.

Home to both pleasure craft and commercial lobster boats, this sheltered harbor offers easy access to some of Maine's most beautiful and picturesque cruising grounds. Here hundreds of nearby islands offer endless places to anchor and explore.

Featuring state-of-the-art facilities and a year round staff skilled in the maintenance, repair, and restoration of commercial, recreational, and competitive yachts; Brewer South Freeport consistently meets, and often exceeds, even the highest expectations.

Amidst the activity of this full-service boat yard, you'll also find the comforts and amenities of a first-class marina. There are over 100 slips and 15 moorings, both attended by an attentive and well-trained waterfront staff. Power and water are available dockside.

On site, members and guests enjoy easy access to showers and laundry, yacht brokerage and sail loft services, and a ship's store. Off-site, many also enjoy selections from the "lunch and lobster" menu found at the picnic-style restaurant next door.


Brewer South Freeport Marine is proud to offer the best in marina amenities.  Our ship’s store, heads, showers, and laundry are conveniently located and meticulously maintained. Clean, user-friendly facilities take top priority!
  • New Customer Lounge
  • Heads & showers
  • Laundromat
  • Ship’s Store
  • 110 seasonal slips
  • Ice
  • Fuel & Pump out
  • Taxi service to town
  • Yacht Brokerage
  • Sail Loft
  • Restaurants
  • Groceries
  • LL Bean & Shopping boutiques
  • Golf course
  • Hotels/Motels/B&Bs
  • North Sails Maine
    Offers complete sail service in a 3500 sq. ft. loft. Under the ownership of Eric Baldwin, North Sails Maine enjoys steady business. “We focus on making quality new sails and repairing and servicing old sails at this location,” says Eric. “This location allows us to do what we do best, provide prompt and professional service.”Contact North Sails Maine at (207) 865-2100 about sail design, repair, service, storage, and cleaning.

About the Area

Historically a significant ship building port, Brewer South Freeport, today, is home to both pleasure craft and commercial lobster boats. This sheltered harbor offers easy access to some of Maine's most beautiful and fertile cruising grounds. Hundreds of islands offer endless places to anchor and explore. In fact, Casco Bay's archipelago is often referred to as the Calendar Islands, since an English surveyor, while attempting to chart the region, once reported "there are as many islands as there are days in a year."

When approaching Brewer South Freeport Marine from sea, a stone castle overlooking the river welcomes sailors to the harbor; ahead, off the port bow, is a lunch shack and lobster pound and, just up river, is Brewer South Freeport Marine. Quaint and historic South Freeport village beckons sailors ashore to stretch and enjoy a walk to the post office and village store, while L.L. Bean, the famous outdoor retailer, and Freeport's many stores and restaurants are just a cab ride away.

With Portland's International Jetport and Interstate 95 easily accessible, Brewer South Freeport Marine is the perfect place to visit, whether it be a final destination, an opportunity to access the kind of professional service Brewer Yacht Yards is famous for, or simply a place for guests and crew to rendezvous before heading Down East for more world class cruising.


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Slips / Storage

Summer Slips

Summer Slips at Brewer South Freeport Marine
Brewer South Freeport Marine is nestled away in one of Maine’s most protected anchorages. Surrounded by the sturdy banks of the Harraseeket River, slips and moorings are sheltered on all sides, making berthing comfortable and secure, even in inclement weather. Needless to say, this site is a popular “hurricane hole”.

Floating docks provide electrical and water service for 110 slips, while 15 moorings provide privacy and comfort nearby. A full-time summer dock staff meets any conceivable waterfront need and, most importantly, stands ready to assist boaters in and out of slips, making arriving and departing easy.

  • 110 seasonal slips
  • 15 seasonal moorings
  • 8 average available transient slips
  • 8 average available transient moorings
  • 14′ dockside depth at MLW
  • Approach channel well marked
  • Floating docks
  • Water at slips
  • 110v / 30A power outlets
  • 220v / 50A power outlets
  • Pumpout facilities
  • Fuel dock: ValvTect Marine Gas & ValvTect Marine Premium Diesel
  • Dock staff monitors channel 9
  • Haul-Out

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Winter Storage

Winter Storage at Brewer South Freeport Marine
When it’s time to put your boat to bed for the winter, Brewer South Freeport Marine offers the finest accommodations. Heated, indoor, fire-protected storage is available to more than 35 boats needing extra care and winter detailing services, while outdoor storage is available to over 200 boats whose owners require only basic storage and desire more self-service opportunities. Shrink wrapping services and traditional covering methods are also available.

Sailboat masts enjoy spa-like treatment in a state-of-the-art, indoor, heated rig shop. Padded, rack storage keeps rigs gently cradled, clear of harsh winter elements, and allows for easy rigging service and inspection.

Boat Servicing
While at Brewer South Freeport Marine, boats are handled with care and respect. Jack stands are checked regularly to ensure that boats are properly supported all winter, batteries are placed on charging schedules and maintained while in storage, and work orders for maintenance, repairs, and refits are diligently undertaken so that boats are back on the water in time to take full advantage of the cruising season.

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Brewer South Freeport Marine is a member of:

  • ABBRA—American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
  • ABYC—American Boat & Yacht Council

Brewer South Freeport Marine is southern Maine’s premier boat yard for professional service and repair. Our highly trained mechanics, electricians, painters, carpenters, and riggers are skilled technicians and craftsmen. Specialists in servicing Yanmar, Westerbeke, Volvo-Penta, Espar, Fischer-Panda, Sealand, and MerCruiser, Brewer South Freeport Marine is also an authorized Yamaha parts and service center.

Thanks to our company’s commitment to continuing education, our crew has access to the most up to date information and techniques in yacht service. From routine maintenance to complete refits, our team of professionals has the skill and experience to care for your boat.

In state-of-the-art facilities our crew works on the maintenance, repair, and restoration of commercial, recreational, and competitive yachts all year long. Supporting this effort is a 35-ton travel lift, a 15-ton hydraulic trailer, as well as a forklift, man-lift, and electric crane for stepping and unstepping masts.

Our mechanical team is capable of replacing, repairing, and refitting engines, running gear, plumbing and electrical systems, and any other serviceable boat part or system in need of trouble shooting. Combining years of experience this team has earned the reputation of being the best in the area.

Our finish department has built a reputation of its own, producing high quality Awlgrip paint jobs. In addition, this crew is capable of restoring damaged fiberglass with matching gelcoat, maintaining bright work, and undertaking major fiberglass repairs and modifications.

Whether repairing a faulty bilge pump or installing a fully integrated navigational electronics package, our electrical department is eager to meet the challenges of any boat owner’s electrical and electronics needs. With exceptional design, planning, and troubleshooting skills, we maintain, repair, and install trouble-free systems on yachts of all sizes. To ensure comprehensive, safe, and reliable systems that meet our clients’ long-term needs, we happily work with individual yachtsmen on developing a plan for each project. All of our work meets, or exceeds, industry standards and follows all applicable guidelines for ABYC, USCG, and the NFPA. Typical projects include battery and shore power upgrades and systems installations, such as those for alternator, inverter/charger, and gensets. We regularly undertake rewiring projects, solar and wind power installations, and satellite communications and computer interfacing. In addition, we install and interface all major brands of navigation and communication electronics. Custom installation jobs have included in-house redesigns and assemblies of nav stations and consoles, as well as the design and fabrication of radar antenna masts. Needless to say, this department has earned the respect and confidence of both yachtsmen and manufacturers.

Our carpentry shop is set up to tackle everything from simple trim details, to intricate, built-in cabinetry.

Among other things, we also scarf toe rail joints, rebed and replace hatches and port lights, repair plank-on-frame construction, and fabricate and install custom instrument panels.

Our rig shop offers heated indoor storage for masts and is equipped with swaging and splicing tools, allowing for lifeline, halyard, and shroud replacement. Our riggers can also accommodate mast, boom, and deck alterations, service winches, and handle the sale and service of furling units.

To learn more about our services, please contact us for a service quote… or stop by to meet our crew and tour our facilities.

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Forms & Information

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Transient Slip

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Marina Winter Storage

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Marina Professional Care

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Marina Submit Float Plan

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The Brewer Yacht Yard Group has a great program that can save money for you and your friends.  We offer a Refer a Friend program for new customers or a Brewer customer who has not been with us for two or more years.  When your friend signs up for a slip or winter storage, you will both receive a 5% discount!  Please click here for the form or contact your office to help answer any questions you may have about this program.

General Inquiries

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Marine Insurance

Our Staff

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    John S. Brewer, General Manager

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    Janet Curra, Office Manager

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    Dave Cox, Parts Manager

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    Robert Gerwig, Head Mechanic

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    Kurt Knudsen, Dockmaster


Brewer South Freeport Marine

P.O. Box 119, 31 Main St, South Freeport, ME 04078
General Manager:
John Brewer
(207) 865-3181
(207) 865-3183
Buoy Ref:
(1) R "4" F1 R4s: Red Flasher: marks the start of the harbor entrance (2) G C "5": Green Cans:
direct boats around Pound of Tea Island and into harbor (3) G C "7" (4) G C "9"
43° 49' / 70° 06'
Directions by Sea: From Halfway Rock (FI R 5s) head for Broad Sound. Leave Jewel Island well to port and Eagle Island to starboard. Follow Broad Sound, leaving Whaleboat Island and R N "6" to starboard. Pass between Moshier Island (on port) and French Island (on starboard). Leave Little Bustins Island to starboard and G C "1" to port. R "4" FI R 4s marks the entrance of the harbor. Leave it and Pound of Tea Island to starboard. Keep green cans close to port. Give Pound of Tea Island a wide berth to starboard. Green cans will lead you to an upriver heading. Split the mooring field in half by crossing the harbor on a diagonal.  Direct your bow toward the large buildings on the far shore. Leave moored boats to both sides to ensure deep water. We monitor VHF channel 09.


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31 Main St South Freeport ME 04078 USA
43.8214 -70.106335