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Hodgdon Yacht Services is Now a Fully Authorized Yamaha Dealer
12/15/2016
Hodgdon Yacht Services is Now a Fully Authorized Yamaha Dealer
Hodgdon Yacht Services is pleased to announce that they are now a fully authorized Yamaha outboard dealer.
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Yarmouth Boat Announces Capt. Stewart's Certification
6/9/2016
Yarmouth Boat Announces Capt. Stewart's Certification
Captain Jack Stewart, Sales Manager for Yarmouth Boat Yard, recently earned the esteemed status of Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB). The CPYB Certification is the mark of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. To earn this designation, CPYB brokers must meet professional qualifications and successfully pass a stringent...
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Yarmouth Boat Yard Takes on the Sea Fox Line of Boats
1/26/2016
Yarmouth Boat Yard Takes on the Sea Fox Line of Boats
Yarmouth Boat Yard is pleased to announce they are the newest authorized dealer for the Sea Fox Boat brand. This new boat line will perfectly complement their existing new boat offerings.
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7/28/2014
Landing School Names New President
The Landing School is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Schuhmann has been named as the School's 4th President. Dr. Schuhmann will assume his new duties on September 1st. He succeeds Bob DeColfmacker who is planning to retire. For the complete press release please click on the icon on the right hand side of this page.
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3/27/2014
Landing School Announces New Initiative
The Landing School is pleased to announce the development of a community program, the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative. This exciting new program aims at getting more women interested in careers in the marine industry. To learn more about the WIMII, what it hopes to do and how you can be involved please click thru, then click on the FMI icon...
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1/28/2014
MMTA Executive Director Invited to the White House
MMTA's Executive Director has been invited to join President Obama, Secretary Prtizker, Secretary Perez and others at a White House Event focused on the challenges of the long-term unemployed.
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12/1/2011
Industry Partners Offer Marine Service Management Course
Warren, RI—The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), in partnership with the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA) and The Landing School, has confirmed the popular Marine Service Management (MSM) course will run in March, 2012. The next MSM course is scheduled for March 1–3, 2012, at the Landing School in Kennebunkport, Maine. “We...
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3/9/2011
News from Great Island Boat Yard
Great Island Boat Yard announces the addition of Graham Wright to the yard's service team. For the full story please click on the icon to the right.
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8/25/2010
Maine Yacht Center Designated as Clean Marina
The Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program (MCBMP) added another facility to its growing list of Designated Clean Marinas with the presentation of the flag and certificate of designation to Maine Yacht Center in Portland.
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6/18/2010
Dolphin Marina Celebrates Clean Marina Designation on National Marina Day
The Saxton family of Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in South Harpswell, Maine chose National Marina Day to celebrate completion of construction of the first phase of major renovations to the facility and their designation as a Maine Clean Marina.
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Brewer South Freeport Marine Becomes Maine’s Newest Clean Marina
5/11/2010
Brewer South Freeport Marine Becomes Maine’s Newest Clean Marina
A little rain didn’t dampen spirits as Brewer South Freeport Marine was presented with a flag and certificate designating their facility as Maine’s newest Clean Boatyard/Marina by the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program (MCBMP).
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JB Turner Joins Kenway Corp. as Director, Advanced Technology
3/15/2010
JB Turner Joins Kenway Corp. as Director, Advanced Technology
“We are thrilled to have JB joining the Kenway team,” says company president Kenneth G. Priest II. “It is not every day that you have the opportunity to work with someone of JB’s caliber and experience. He will contribute exponentially to the company’s ongoing effort to distinguish itself as an advanced composites manufacturing leader. We feel very...
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Journey's End Marina Receives Clean Marinas Designation
11/3/2009
Journey's End Marina Receives Clean Marinas Designation
Journey's End Marina in Rockland is the State's newest designated facility under the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program.
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9/14/2009
Kennebunkport Marina Recognized as Town's First Clean Marina
In a brief ceremony at the facility Kennebunkport Marina was recognized as that town's first designated Clean Marina by the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program. The purpose of the program is to curb coastal pollution resulting from stormwater runoff, boat maintenance, fueling activities, waste storage and disposal and sewage. In her comments to...
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Trident Yacht Basin Recognized as Rockland’s First Clean Marina
9/2/2009
Trident Yacht Basin Recognized as Rockland’s First Clean Marina
In a brief ceremony ‘on the dock’ Trident Yacht Basin a facility of Yachting Solutions was recognized as Rockland Harbor’s first designated Clean Marina by the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program.
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Management Training Program Launched
2/10/2009
Management Training Program Launched
Susan Swanton, Executive Director of the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA), announced today the creation of a new and innovative training opportunity for recreational marine industry owners and operators and those being groomed for management positions in the industry. After two years of discussion and development she unveiled a course catalog...
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Association Welcomes New Officers and Directors
2/9/2009
Association Welcomes New Officers and Directors
The Maine Marine Trades Association is pleased to announce the election of new officers and directors. Joining the Board as Directors at Large are Jeff Baker of Sabre Yachts, S. Casco; Bill Fletcher of Beaver Cove Marina, Beaver Cove; Ian Kopp of Maritime Marine, LLC, Augusta; Skip Robinson of Marine Industries Consultants, LLC, Brunswick and Sean...
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Kenway Corporation Wins ACE Award!
1/30/2009
Kenway Corporation Wins ACE Award!
The American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) recently announced its 2009 “Award for Composites Excellence (ACE)” at its annual industry trade show Composites & Polycon. The Award for Technical Innovation for Corrosion Applications was awarded to Kenway Corporation, Augusta, Maine (www.kenway.com) for its FRP Abrasion/Corrosion Resistant...
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ABOUT MMTA'S OWNER OPERATOR COLLEGE
1/19/2009
ABOUT MMTA'S OWNER OPERATOR COLLEGE
A number of years ago the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA) saw the need for employee training as a key to meeting a vital segment of its “Mission Statement.” That statement said in part “ promote growth, prosperity, and cooperation within the marine industry in Maine; …encourage and publicize educational opportunities leading to and furthering...
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Educating Our Teachers
11/6/2008
Educating Our Teachers
Building Bridges is an outreach program organized by Maine's North Star Alliance Initiative’s K-12 Sub-committee aimed at connecting educators and industry. This fall twenty four Maine teachers and guidance counselors visited a variety of boat yards, composite shops, sail shops and boat building companies. The goal is to provide educators with an...
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9/30/2008
Three Facilities Receive Clean Marinas Recertification
The Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program is pleased to announce that three facilities have been recertified by the Program as Designated Facilities. Achieving this important benchmark are Boothbay Region Boatyard, W. Southport; Wayfarer Marine, Camden and Wilbur Yachts, Southwest Harbor.
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8/20/2008
Marine Systems Training Center Celebrates Opening
Thomaston, ME • August 20, 2008 The Marine Systems Training Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the Center's opening at the Thomaston Academy on Main Street in Thomaston.
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5/2/2008
DiMillo's Named Back Cove Dealership of the Year
PORTLAND, Maine – DiMillo’s Yacht Sales has been named the 2007 Back Cove Yachts Worldwide Dealership of the Year. The sales team at DiMillo’s Yacht Sales is proud to receive this award for the second year in a row, as they were also the 2006 Back Cove Yachts Worldwide Dealership of the Year. This award is presented annually to a dealership that has...
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5/2/2008
DiMillo's Named Sabre Dealer of the Year
PORTLAND, Maine – DiMillo’s Yacht Sales has been named the 2007 Sabre Yachts Worldwide Dealership of the year as well as the 2007 Sabre Yachts Outstanding Dealership of the Year. The team at DiMillo’s is familiar with this honor as they were named the Worldwide Dealership of the Year in 2003 and 2004. Sabre Yachts are built in Raymond, Maine and are...
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5/2/2008
DiMillo's to Open New Sales Office in Southwest Harbor
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine – DiMillo’s Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the opening of their newestoffice; DiMillo’s Yacht Sales at Dysarts Great Harbor Marina in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The new Southwest Harbor location is proud to be the dealer for Back Cove Yachts, Chris-Craft, Sabre Yachts & Ocean Yachts. The office is projected to have its grand...
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12/6/2007
Maineboats.com Wins Award
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc., has announced that its Online Edition (www.maineboats.com) has received an Outstanding Achievement in Website Development Award from the Interactive Media Awards™. The honor recognizes that the site met and surpassed the standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. Maineboats.com was honored...
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Kittery Marina Recognized for High Environmental Standards
10/1/2007
Kittery Marina Recognized for High Environmental Standards
Kittery Point Yacht Yard has been recognized as the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program’s most recently designated Clean Marina. In a brief ceremony that included the Yard’s management and staff, municipal officials and a State Senator Kittery Point was recognized for their high level of commitment to maintaining a clean, environmentally compliant...
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York County Marina Recognized for High Environmental Standards
9/18/2007
York County Marina Recognized for High Environmental Standards
The City of Saco is home to Marston’s Marina, the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program’s most recently designated Clean Marina . In a brief ceremony at the marina Marston’s was recognized as York County’s first designated Clean Marina. The Marston’s team was praised for their high level of commitment to maintaining a clean, environmentally compliant...
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Mid-coast Marina Recognized for High Environmental Standards
6/30/2007
Mid-coast Marina Recognized for High Environmental Standards
The town of Boothbay Harbor is home to Wotton's Wharf, the Maine Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program’s most recently designated Clean Marina. In a brief ceremony on the wharf staff members were joined by clients and neighbors, as well as municipal and state officials as the official certificate and Clean Marinas flag were presented in recognition of...
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EPA Marina Letter
6/18/2007
EPA Marina Letter
Dear New England Boaters, As the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office, and a fellow boater, I am asking for your help in our efforts to protect our coastal waterways, lakes and shorelines. Boaters share a special appreciation for the high quality of our waters, but also have a unique responsibility to carefully...
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Family Outdoors Boating & Fishing TV
6/7/2007
Family Outdoors Boating & Fishing TV
Family Outdoors boating & fishing TV features two established entertaining and informative series dedicated to family activity. Port O' Call television series and On the Hook TV will air consecutively forming an engaging hour of recreational boating and fishing. CN8 general manager and vice president Jon Gorchow said "We look forward to featuring Port...
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Navigating new rules (The Providence Journal)
5/9/2007
Navigating new rules (The Providence Journal)
When a crew at Point Judith Marina power-washed the bottom of a 50-foot boat last week, they also turned on a pump that collected everything that washed off the boat’s blue bottom and ran it through a filter similar to what many people use on their kitchen faucets. None of the wastewater seeped into nearby Point Judith Pond. After it was filtered,...
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High Tech machinery comes to Trenton, ME
5/3/2007
High Tech machinery comes to Trenton, ME
Strong & Weiland, Inc of Hampden, Maine on April 10th, 2007. The equipment is up and running perfectly at the Nautilus shop at 13 Industrial Way in Trenton. This machine will handle sheets of material up 6 ft wide by 12 ft long and 6 inches thick. They can cut just about any thing except tempered glass with extreme accuracy. Nautilus purchased...
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Maine Company Receives Governor's Award
4/6/2005
Maine Company Receives Governor's Award
Maine Governor John E. Baldacci recently presented a 2005 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence to Fortune, Inc., a Portland-based canvas and upholstery manufacturer. The award is administered by the Maine Dept. of Economic and Community Development and was created as a vehicle for recognizing Maine businesses that demonstrate a high level of commitment...
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Susan Swanton
Executive Director
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207-773-8725
swanton@mainemarinetrades.com