Joe Loughborough, LMI

Joe Loughborough

Joe Loughborough brings more than five decades in professional yachting to the table. His experience was gained primarily on the waters of the south of England with family racing and cruising, 25years of running boats, sailing/logging over 200,000 sea miles on yachts ranging in length from 30 to 105 feet and spanning longitudes from Turkey to Bora Bora

Eventually, Joe settled in Newport in 1986 to pursue land-based roles in repair, yard management, construction and refit implementation, ultimately establishing Loughborough Marine Interests, LLC in 2003. and the Portsmouth yard in 2006.

Belle, Luders 24Carina

Joe’s own yachts, Belle and Carina, always in upgrade and maintenance mode!

Some past / completed projects by Joe

SANTANA S&S 55 - Major restoration. See gallery

ELSKA International Dragon - Major refit. See gallery

DORADE S&S 52 - Major refit. See gallery

SKYLARK S&S 53 – Major restoration – see gallery

KIRAWAN Rhodes 53’ - 2017-19 Major Restoration ---see gallery

CARINA Lawley Classic Motor Yacht - Restoration ---see gallery

Newport Shipyard – General Manager- 2000/2001

SALLY JO Hunt 50' Fast Cruiser Power – Major refit.

40' Tripp/ Holby Sloop – B. Holby –Bristol RI – Oversee, manage new construction

SURF 70' Ray Hunt/ New England Boatworks – Oversee, manage new construction.

SAVANNAH 90' Pedrick/ Concordia. Classic sloop - design & construction assist – delivery/racing captain.

MATADOR Frers/Huisman 83' Sloop – New England Boatworks Mechanical, rig, and systems refit.

METOLIUS Frers/Huisman 84' Sloop – In water hardware, paint and cosmetic co-ordination.

SPRAY Little Harbor 63 Ketch – Little Harbor Marine, Engine room and systems overhaul

WHITEHAWK, B.King 105'- Little Harbor Marine, managed major refit following extensive fire damage (captain 10,000mls)

LIBERTY 165' Perini Navi – Newport Shipyard – supervision of major paint and Mechanical refit.

Marine Construction Management - Newport RI research/ management new construction ranging 30-100ft

BELLE 38' Luders 24 sloop – purchased 1989, major cold moulding hull repairs and general refit. ---see gallery

Asst. Yard Manager – Cove Haven – Barrington RI - new commissioning, refit and repairs.

Williams and Manchester – Newport RI –Yard manager, repairs and yard operations

MAMU V Alden/Palmer Johnson 76 ketch Major refit at Frans Maas – Netherlands (Captain 9,000 mls)

HUASO 83' Frers Maxi Oversee construction at Royal Huisman – Netherlands- Management (captain 11,000 mls)

TALINA S&S Swan 65 - Operations, Management,( Captain-38,000 miles)

Ocean MISTRAL 60 – Oversee construction, 1978 management (& captain 7,000mls)

NADA Fife International 6 metre - Major refit/ restoration hull, deck and cosmetics ---see gallery