While concentrating on building and designing new boats,
Mayea Boat & Aeroplane Works always allows time for restorations and
maintenance of an assortment of boats. All
restorations done at Mayea Boat & Aeroplane Works are treated with the same
care, quality and commitment that every Mays Craft is given.
Although the Mayea’s usually shy away from the limelight,
their restorations include dozens of extraordinary museum-quality boats such as:
the 48-foot speedboat PARDON ME (formerly LOCKPAT) built by John L. Hacker, now
on display at the Clayton, N.Y. museum; the once fastest boat in the world, the
1932 Miss America X; a 1930 mahogany 38-foot Chris Craft commuter at the
Newport News (Va.) museum; an aluminum 57-foot Chris Craft Roamer, and a
100-year-old 30-foot Elco electric launch.
Though Mayea Boat & Aeroplane Works prefers wooden
boats, they recognize that not all real boats are made of wood. The Mayea’s have improved many fiberglass
boats by gutting their lackluster plastic interiors and helms and replacing
them with lavish varnished mahogany.
Inlaid teak flooring, mahogany covering boards, instrument panels and lockers
take fiberglass boats to the next level.