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Sail and Mast Stepping, Rigging, and Repair

The Mast gets prepared on the Mast Dock

Then up it goes...

Very Carefully

Line it up, and place it in the hole...

It's Smooth Sailing with a Leisure Furl

Main Sail Furling system fitting in the Boom

Harken Hardware

Our techs can assist you with your Boat's Rigging

Custom Canvas and Upholstery
Gas & Diesel Engine Repair
Electronics Install, Sales and Repair
Painting, Varinishing, and Restorartion
Saliboat Rigging and Sail Repair
Boat  Launch, Haul Out, & Transport
Fiberglass & Gelocat Repair and Restoration
Custom Woodwork and Carpentry
  Mast Stepping and Rigging: We have one of the finest Rigging Departments on the Great Lakes. Our staff not only bring the technical experience and know-how, but they are also experienced racers too! Racing Sailboats from around the World launch at Eldean Shipyard on their way to competing in the Chicago to Mac Race. Whether you are racing, cruising, or day sailing, there is no better place to get rigged! No Mast is TOO BIG or too small.  

Run and Repair Rigging

Install Sails

Connection and Testing of Electronics

  Sailboat Rigging and Hardware:  

Custom Lines and Splicing - We carry a full line of New England Rope from Dingy to Cruising and Club Level Racing to Grand Prix Racing.

Wire Life Lines - Custom Dyneema Lifelines
Head Stays, Back Stays, and Shrouds - Custom Dynex Backstays
Custom Halyard Splicing

Hardware - We carry an assortment of Harken hardware & blocks, Tylaska shackles, Spinlock rope clutches and New England Ropes soft shackles.
Hydraulic & Electric Winches, Winch Conversions, Winch Servicing and Repair
Forespar Whisker Poles and Seldon Gennaker Bowsprits

  Furling Systems: Don’t skip a day on the water to go sailing because you are short on crew. Get more days on the water, extend your time on the water, and increase your overall enjoyment by adding a furling system to your boat. Several options are available.  
  Main Sail Furling - Sales and Installation of “Leisure Furl” by Forespar
Head Sail Furling - Sales and Installation of Harken Furling Systems

  Sail Repair and New Custom Sails:  

New Sails - UK Sailmakers, Contact Jerry Mayfeild at 616-396-4935. Other Sail Lofts are Available too!
Sail Repair - Drop off sails in our Shipstore for any brand/type of sail (include your name and phone #). UK Sailmakers or Quantum Sails will pick them up, make repairs, and return.




Residential Railing Applications: Add a contemporary nautical look to your home with a stainless steel cable and turnbuckle railing system.



Our professional staff, with over 250 years of combined experience, is ready to meet the many and varying needs of today's yachtsman. We have technicians that specialize in the following areas: Paint, Varnish, Fiberglass, Gelcoat, Carpentry, Restoration, Sailboat Rigging, Electronics, Engine, Mechanical, Canvas, and Upholstery.


We Guarantee our Work and Craftsmanship. Our marina technicians take pride in their work and do their best to insure your complete satisfaction. See what we can do for you! Take a look at what our customers are saying about us. Please contact Us with any of your service needs or questions.


Eldean Shipyard is an Authorized Service Center for American Tug, Island Packet Yachts, Hinckley Yacht Services, and Regal Yachts.




Eldean Shipyard    2223 South Shore Drive    Macatawa, Michigan 49434    Phone 616 335-5843    FAX 616 335-5848    Email info@eldean.com