About Us

Learn How Washburn's Boat Yard Started

Washburn's Boat Yard was founded by Chris and Eve Washburn in 1987 after they returned from a two-year cruise aboard their Krogen 42. Prior to the cruise, Chris owned and operated a boatyard in Annapolis located at the old Trumpy Yacht property.

In June of 2010, Chris Washburn and Eric Skow became partners. For Eric, this is his second career. He worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY for many years before deciding that his true love was working on boats. He joined Washburn's in 2002.  Eric became sole owner of Washburn's in 2019.

Washburn's is a full‑service yard

Staffed with career professionals in all departments. Our technicians have earned certification from the American Boat and Yacht Council, American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, Mercruiser, Mercury Outboards, Volvo Penta Gas/Diesel & IPS,  Cruisair, Dometic/Vacuum Flush, Naiad, Garmin, Northern Lights and many more.

We are firm believers in continuing education for our team. Our showroom wall is testimony to our commitment to our team and to delivering consistent quality to our customers. Our passion for boats is evident in everything we do - from sales to service. We're inspired by our customers' stories and committed to helping them achieve their dreams on the water.

We are located in historic Solomons on Maryland's western shore, midway down the Chesapeake. There is a minimum depth of 11' from the Atlantic to our docks. We are a little over an hour's drive from BWI and National Airports, and our local St. Mary's airport with a 4150' runway can accommodate most private aircraft.