Restoration & Repair



1955 Gurnet 34'


This Gurnet 34 was picked up in 1996 by a customer looking for a complete restoration and with definite ideas about the finished product. Dash was given a new bottom, ribs, bulkheads, chines, cockpit sole, engines (454 Crusaders, with a top end 37.5 kts.), electrical and plumbing systems, and a redesigned roof. Added to all that was a glossy paint job, ultra suede cushions and a new cockpit arrangement, with hidden seating and a varnished drop leaf table for ten. Dash, was a picnic boat extraordinaire and once again a true retro-styled head turner. Recently, after changing hands for almost a decade, Dash has come back to Olsen Marine in 2011 for updates and a spruce up. It’s nice to have her as part of the family again. Look for new pictures in the Spring of 2012.


1952 Huckins 34'


A Huckins 34 built in 1952, She was cut down to make an open, launch style day boat. She was purchased by a customer from Portland, ME and brought to Olsen Marine, Inc. in the fall of 2000 for some minor upgrades. Fluffed and buffed in our shop, Moana is now sporting a new exterior paint job, fresh varnish, and a new forward deck hatch. Her cruising grounds are Casco Bay in the summer and Hobe Sound in the winter months.



1952 Gurnet 34'


This Gurnet 34 was the first Huckins to be rebuilt by Olsen Marine Inc. in 1987. She was given a new transom, new paint inside and out, and an upgrade to the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. She was cruised around Cape Cod and sold three years later to a customer from Boston. Mahubas returned in the fall of 2000, she received new engines, electrical work and a complete paint job. In late July 2001, she headed to Europe on a transport ship for the 150th Americas Cup Jubilee. Mahubas was cruised in England for a month and transported a second time to the Mediterranean for the Classic Yacht Regatta, the final phase of the Jubilee. Then she returned to New England in the late fall.


1958 Sportsman 40'


This Sportsman 40 was purchased in 1990 by the Olsen family. She was given the same treatment as Mahubas over the course of the next three years. Caprices bottom was refastened and glassed, the guards, rails, chines and cockpit were replaced and she was repowered, rewired and replumbed. Caprice was sold in 2000 to a couple in Rhode Island where she now cruises happily.


1959 Huckins Atlantic 53'


This is the largest Huckins restoration to date. She is an Atlantic 53 purchased by the Olsen family in the fall of 1999 in Annapolis MD. After a short cruise to Cape Cod and some minor repairs she was taken to the Huckins Rendezvous in Jacksonville FL. She cruised the Bahamas most of the winter with family and friends and returned to New England in the spring of 2000. Quadrum's wheelhouse was removed and she was moved into the shed at Olsen Marine for bottom glassing and painting, a complete exterior paint job, partial rewiring, various misc. plumbing projects and a transom door. A pair of Cummins 420's will replace the original GM 671's. Quadrum made her reentry to the water in June 2002 for the Huckins Rendezvous in Newport Rhode Island.

Homemade Run-about


This 1950’s family built and owned Run-about came to us in need of some serious attention. After peeling and molding in a basement for a couple of decades, she needed a fresh start. Hours of sanding, patching and sanding some more followed by a finally a beautiful Awl-grip paint job, and she was ready to start a new.



The COLONEL is a Can do EZ design micro tug.  It was a project built at our shop by my brothers and my nephew and has turned into a permanent and important member of our yacht family. The design was modified in a couple of interesting ways. First, a box keel was added to provide space for a small diesel engine as well as to provide a stable surface for the boat to dry out on at low tide on its mooring. The cabin roof was built using composite cold molded wood with a foam core and a solid glass brow around the outside. The cap rail around the sheer is laminated out of spruce and finally the whole boat was sheathed in fiberglass and epoxy and awlgripped. The COLONEL turns heads and elicits smiles wherever she goes, and while she may not be very speedy she will turn 360 degrees in her own length.

Shooting Star


SHOOTING STAR is a Melvin and Morelli designed catamaran built in Virginia and brought to Cape Cod without a completed interior. Olsen Marine took on the interior building project and installed lightweight furniture, flooring and miscellaneous components with trim and paint.

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