Welcome to the Goldeneye Project

Restoration is well under way!

Find us & Like us on Facebook! - You'll also see the restoration progress here!

We're over half way there, but still have a long road ahead. Come give us a hand and help those who have sacrificed it all!

The Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation has begun restoration of the S/V Goldeneye.
She was once owned by Maine Maritime Academy and is one of Maine's most historic sail boats!

Once restored, she will be used by 95 families of our fallen heroes since 9/11
and our wounded warriors from the State of Maine.

Here's a WMTW Channel 8 TV news blurb about Goldie!

Goldeneye is a 45 foot long wooden sloop handcrafted in 1981 by Lee’s Boat Shop in Rockland, Maine.

Ãistein “Lee” Lie-Nielsen (the guy who built this sailboat) was originally form Norway
and he was also a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Read more here >>

Thomas Godfrey of Vinalhaven was the fellow who orginally had the boat built by Henry Scheel. Thomas
is a Navy Veteran who was on one of the lead escort ships in the Battle of Palermo, Italy in World War II.

She was donated to the families of our fallen by U.S. Army Veteran Manley Yates. He called her Goldie!

She is an old boat that will need a bit of work before she goes back in the water. She was last in the water in 2010.

Goldeneye Project

She came to us with a 65' carbon fiber mast, aluminum boom, sails, bimini top, marine radio, depth finder and brass bell (which has already made it's way to the top of Owl Mountain over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend hike with The Summit Project!

All she needs now is a little more restoration work and she’ll be back in the ocean again serving the families of our fallen.

Records from the Mystic Seaport Museum

Goldeneye currently resides at Aspasia Marina if you want to drive by and meet her in person.

We need as many volunteers as we can find to help bring her back to life!

“Put people together on a boat and get them out on the ocean.
I guarantee that they will learn more about each other!”

Dean Barron

View photos of the restoration progress on the Goldeneye Project Facebook page here!

Goldeneye is parked at her new home @ Aspasia Marina in South Portland, Maine. Go have a look!

December 21st - Marine Survey


S/V Goldeneye is in the WoodenBoat Registry!


LOA (feet):
Beam (feet):
LWL (feet):
Draft (feet):
Home Port:
Henry A. Scheel
Design or Class:
Sloop 45'
Boat Type:
Auxiliary sail
Gross Displacement:
25000 lbs.
Sail Area:
800 sq. ft.
Number of Engines:
Engine Model:
VW Pathfinder
Total Engine Horsepower:
42 hp
Fuel Type:
Lee's Boat Shop
Location Built:
Rockland ME
Year Built:
Hull or Design No.:
Documentation or State Reg. No.:
Owner Name:
Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation
Owner Country:

We hope to have her back in the water by the 1st of June 2017!

This is yet another amazing way for families of our fallen to get together!!

Watch what happened to Goldie in just a few hours! All it's takes is an Amazing Crew!

Let us know if you are interested in being part of the Goldeneye Project.
Help us Support all the families of our fallen and wounded warriors from Maine!

Anyone interested in helping the families of our fallen heroes or wounded warriors here in Maine should
contact me directly at 207-229-0229 or send me an email with your interest to skipper@goldeneyeproject.com

Donations for restoring Goldeneye can be made through our website or by clicking the donate button below.

Call 207-229-0229 or email skipper@goldeneyeproject.com