Boat Building Industry Facts
Boat building is a significant and growing business sector in Maine with annual industry sales topping $650 million.
Approximately 450 companies and 5,000 jobs are tied to Maine boat building.
Maine is a world leader in maritime uses of composite technology.
Maine’s boat building heritage spans four centuries.
An experienced workforce, augmented by some of the finest boat building education facilities in the country, provides access to the best manufacturing talent available. This level of knowledge, in addition to substantial investment in facilities and equipment and access to deep water, makes Maine an ideal location for yacht design and construction.
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MBB partners with the state and federal government to leverage resources and develop a favorable business environment for the Maine boat building industry. In addition, the organization is dedicated to supporting marine industry training and the development of technologies that enhance industry products and performance.
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Board of Directors
Pictured here with his 1907 tugboat, Saturn, Jon Johansen is the President of Maine Built Boats and publishes the monthly newspaper Maine Coastal News.
Mark Mitchell spent his youth in a marina in Maine and is VP at ComMar Sales LLC
Phil Bennett is VP of sales and marketing at The Hinckley Company and has worked in the marine industry for 42 years.
Jamie Houtz serves as the Director of Facilities and Boats at The Landing School in Arundel, Maine.
Neal Prescott is Managing Director of Novatec Braids, a leader in the manufacture of ultra-high-strength braided ropes designed for military, marine, industrial and recreational applications.
Elaine Scott owns Skyeboat Marketing. She has worked to promote Maine’s Boat Building and Marine industry since 2004. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Manufacturer’s Association of Maine and represents Maine Built Boats.
JB Turner is President of Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine and has almost three decades of experience as a manager of yacht service and composite boatbuilding projects.
Nicole Jacques is a longtime sailor and is the owner of Rhumbline Communications, a marine marketing services agency in Belfast, Maine.
Tuesdi Woodworth is CFO at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, and has a long history with the marine industry in Maine.