NEWHOLM, N.Y. — Newhaven Boat Yard and Boat Yard Westwego are selling the historic and historic-looking boats they built in the late 1800s to raise money for their future use, they announced Monday.
The two boatyards will sell to a private buyer for $3.2m.
They were built in 1904, 1905, 1910 and 1916.
The sale will be conducted by a private equity firm, Newhaven Boat Dockers, which has the right to bid on the boats, according to the company.
Newhaven was founded in 1873, with its current location at 1417 Newhaven Ave.
The company will maintain the buildings and facilities while they are sold, Newburyport, New Hampshire-based Newhaven-based boatyard manager Jim Clements said.
It is expected to be completed in 2026.
The boats will be auctioned off at the Newhaven Public Auction and Sale on April 14.
New Haven Boat Yard was founded by Frank B. Johnson and his wife, Helen, in 1903 and was renamed in 1905, Clements wrote in a blog post.
He said the boats were a result of a desire to bring the boatyards to New Haven, which was located at the mouth of the Connecticut River.