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The Antrim 27 Always Friday

Antrim 27 Official Builder

Jul 08, 2014

Berkeley Marine Center is now the official builder of the Antrim 27, one of the finest yachts to come from naval architect Jim Antrim! The Antrim 27 can be the ideal boat for racers who want performance, comfort and coastal capabilities in a trailerable package. For more info, see the Antrim 27 Page on this web site's yacht construction section. And contact us if you would like to consider joining this the Antrim 27 fleet.

Jess working on Far Niente

Jess and the spirit of DIY

Jul 02, 2014

If you've been to the yard lately, you've probably noticed Jess Riley, and her Cal 39, Far Niente. Jess has been fearlessly tackling a variety of projects on her recently acquired boat, which is soon to be renamed. Berkeley Marine Center is happy to be one of the few boat yards that allows do-it-yourselfers, like Jess, to pursue their dreams of restoring a boat.

Cree at the helm of Stroma of Mey

When we're not working on boats

May 26, 2014

After a major refit at Berkeley Marine Center, Stroma of Mey, a 41 ft. Wooden Ketch built in 1936 in Brunham-on-Crouch, England, competed in the Master Mariners Regatta. Stroma (Formerly St. Roma), is now owned by Barry Rabbitt, and Barry and crew were raving about the charm of sailing on a wooden classic. On board were Barry, Cree, and some of the yard staff and regulars. This is what we do (sometimes) when we're not working on boats.

See the complete photo album of the race, viewed from the deck of Stroma of Mey.

The AirBerth boat lift

Official AirBerth Dealer

May 12, 2014

Berkeley Marine Center is now an official dealer for AirBerth boat lift systems, offering sales and installation. AirBerth is a highly efficient way to store your power boat out of the water, yet retain the convenience of in-water berthing.

AirBerth systems can be configured for boats from 15 to 38 feet long with maximum displacement of 33,000 pounds. We feel this is a truly well designed lift. Contact us for additional information, or see the AirBerth web site.

Why we love the Antrim 27!

Jan 18, 2014

Here's a video of the Antrim 27, Revelation, planing on the course of the 2012 Anchorage Cup. The boat went on to place first overall out of 32 entries. Berkeley Marine Center is now the official builder of the Antrim 27. Contact us for information on building your next boat!



Boat being waxed and buffed

Ready to shine?

Nov 15, 2013

If your boat paint is looking tired, your hull may just need to have a buff and wax. This photo shows the dramatic difference between before and after buffing and waxing. Our staff is ready to make your boat shine!