(252) 728-7358


1501 Sensation Weigh, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA



Experience the Difference

Steer Wheel on a Boat

About Us

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE: Year-round work, regardless of the weather with five paint bays for vessels up to 98 feet. Transparent billing, you see  who, what and when on your hourly invoices. Fixed-price proposals that stay that way - Fixed.
Experienced, professional staff. A clean, well-maintained marine center capable of accommodating vessels up to 30' Beam, 125' LOA and 200 tons. Mast heights restricted to 65 feet because of new fixed bridge. Contact us on major projects to unstep masts.

Full Service

What We Do

Paint & Varnish

Running Gear


Major Projects

At Your Command


Don’t Sweat It

Custom Repairs

The Fixer Upper

Contact Us

Should you be arriving by plane, we offer complementary airport pickup.

By water, MM 198 on Intracoastal Waterway.


30 Day Guarantee

Accurate and Honest

No Admin Fee

Hours of Operation

Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Our Team

Stephanie Smith, managing partner in Beaufort Marine Center, has been in the marine industry for two decades that includes start ups of two boatyards and a marine retail/service shop.

Prior to entering the marine industry, Stephanie was a reporter for The Palm Beach Post, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and The Daily Business Review. Her beats included business, law, and local governments.

She has served on the board of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, including serving as chairman of the Membership Committee; was a speaker at IBEX, the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference and currently serves on the board of the Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park Association.

Jim Moores,  operations partner in Beaufort Marine Center, has been in the marine industry for more than 40 years and completed more than 100 major refits including the eighth presidential yacht, "Honey Fitz," a 1930 93′ Defoe, a 102' 1929 Alden schooner "Summerwind," that won its class in the Newport Bucket 3 months after a two-year refit, the 1929 92' New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Co. "Olympus," brought back to the East Coast after 70 plus years in Seattle, and more. 

  He started his careers as a boat builder in Lubec, Maine building commercial fishing boats and dories after apprenticing in some of the most venerable boatyards in Maine.

    As a younger man, Jim cruised the islands, worked as a charter captain in the British Virgin Islands and has owned and currently owns a slew of boats because he loves them all.

    The partners purchased Beaufort Marine Center in 2013 with the idea that all boats deserve a professional, clean, secure yet affordable boat yard able to offer both full-service as well as DIY.

    Whether you have questions about doing it yourself, or want professionals to do the work for you, Jim understands both the service and ownership sides of a boat and is ready to help. 

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