About Us

East Passage Boatwrights is a full service inland marine yard offering comprehensive yacht repair and maintenance.

Combining time-tested techniques with modern advances in materials and methods, we provide the highest quality care for Southern New England’s boating community. From complete yacht restorations to minor repairs, repowering to trouble shooting, storage to yearly yacht maintenance, our experienced crew is ready to take on your project.


Carter Richardson was drawn to Rhode Island  to attend the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport. Dedicated to traditional methods of yacht restoration, IYRS provided an ideal atmosphere for an extensive education in all things wooden boat; from  project management to survey and assessment, lofting and planking to fine joinery. Carter, as an IYRS graduate, entered the wooden boat community with not only the theory, but the hands on experience necessary to build, repair, and restore traditional wooden boats and yachts.