Former Navy Vessel Joins Portland Harbor Charter Co.

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The Portland Press Herald reports on a new charter-boat company called Portland Harbor Fleet that will use a decommissioned Navy utility boat, UB85, as its flagship vessel.

Capt. Gene Willard, the senior ferry captain at Casco Bay Lines, will head the company. According to the Herald, Willard will work with Bateman Partners, developers of the Inn at Diamond Cove on Great Diamond Island, to provide historical and recreational tours of Casco Bay and charter service to the inn and other destinations.

The 50’ UB85 will also be available for private charters for guests at the Inn on Peaks Island Inn.

Read more about the new Portland Harbor Fleet. 


Watch the Portland episode of New England Boating TV featuring Great Diamond Island and Inn on Peaks Island.

Episode 12: Portland, ME (1 hour)  Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
Episode 12: Portland, ME (1 hour)