Some of the most frequently asked questions we receive are questions on area services, rentals, and boat repair and parts. In response, we have compiled a list of trusted vendors. We would appreciate it if you mention that the New Hampshire Boat Museum sent you. Thank you.


Contact the NHBM at 603-569-4554 or to get the name of a local appraiser for your antique wooden boat.

Antique Engine Parts and Service

Trexler’s Marina: 15 Long Island Rd. Moultonborough, NH, 603-253-7315
They have factory-certified marine technicians servicing Volvo Penta, OMC Cobra Stern Drives, Suzuki, and Yamaha Outboards using the finest up-to-date equipment.  They also service Mercruiser Stern Drives, Johnson/Evinrude, Mercury, and Honda Outboards.  They also do canvas repair, accessory repair (such as electrical systems), and boat storage.

Shep Brown’s Boat Basin: 31 Lovejoy Sands Rd. Meredith, NH 03253, 603-279-4573
They have a computerized inventory to help you find the right part or they will locate your part if they do not have it in stock and ship it to you.

M & M Marine Salvage:  8 Jenness Hill Rd. Meredith, NH, 603-279-5041
2nd largest used motorboat parts retailer in the US. Only has freshwater parts, they do not want parts or boats that came from salt water. They have stock of engines, outdrives, and outboard lower units.

Antique Wooden Boat Service & Parts

Lakes Region Restorations: 990 Center St. Wolfeboro Falls, NH, 603-569-5038Contact Phil Spencer
Services: Complete restoration of wooden boats up to 30’, refinishing including paint and varnish, custom design and builds, custom design of gold leaf lettering, new engine installations, marine wiring, complete winter care, spring/summer launches, propeller and driveline servicing, custom trailers, re-chroming, and upholstery.

Runabout Restorations: Wolfeboro Falls, NH, 603-455-4249 • • Contact: Charlie Wallace
Services: Complete restorations, fine finish work, engine work, regular maintenance, and additional service such as hardware. They also have a collection of vintage hardware for sale.

Fiberglass Boat Repair

Unique Boat Restoration: 376 Whitter Highway, Moultonborough, NH, 603-253-3848

Canvas/Upholstery Repair

Ship Shape Marine Works: 26 Waterford Pl, Gilford, NH 03249, 603-528-7769.
The Canvas Guys: 226 Intervale Rd. Gilford, NH 03249, 603-293-8151.
Village Canvas Co: 31 Foundry Ave. Meredith, NH 03253, 603-279-6717.
Canvas Plus: 46 Union Warf Rd. Mirror Lake, NH 03853, 603-569-2898.

Water Sport Rentals

Powerboats & Jet Ski’s
Fay’s Boat Yard: 71 Varney Point Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 (603) 293-8000
Glendale Marine: 17 Dock Road Gilford NH 03249 (603) 293-2207
Meredith Marina: 2 Bayshore Drive Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-7921
Shep Brown’s Boat Basin: 31 Lovejoy Sands Road Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-4573
Thurston’s Marina: PO Box 5400 Weirs Beach, NH 03246 (603) 366-4811
Trexler’s Marina At The Long Island: Bridge Neck Road, Moultonboro, NH (603) 253-7315
West Alton Marina: RFD #4, Box 397 Laconia, NH 03246 Located on Route 11 in West Alton (603) 875-7788
Winnisquam Marine: PO Box 250 Winnisquam, NH (603) 524-8380
Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard: 244 Sewall Rd, Wolfeboro, NH (603) 569-2371
Channel Marine: 96 Channel Lane, Weirs Beach, NH (603) 366-4801

Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Wild Meadow on Winnipesaukee: Route 25 Center Harbor, NH (603) 253-7536
Full Moon Paddleboard: 23 North Main Street Durgin Stables, Wolfeboro, NH (603) 569-MOON
Paddleboard lessons and rentals.

Sailboat Rentals
Fay’s Marina: Varney Point Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 (603) 293-8000.
They have an 18’ Catalina and a 26’ Pearson Sloop.
Dive Winnipesaukee, 4 North Main St., Wolfeboro, NH (603) 569-8080.

Waterskiing Rentals & Equipment
Sports & Marine ParaFUNalia: 44 Weirs Road, Gildord, NH (603) 293-8998.
They rent water skiing boats, paddleboards, wakeboards, kneeboards, and water skiing equipment.

Scuba Diving
Dive Winnipesaukee: 4 North Main St., Wolfeboro, NH (603) 569-8080.
Scuba lessons, equipment, training, and sessions.