Yacht Builder Proposes Move to Eastport, Maine

Photos courtesy Marlow Yachts LTD. Inc.

Officials in Eastport, Maine, say that Florida-based luxury yacht builder David Marlow of Marlow Yachts would like to open a manufacturing facility in Eastport and has made a proposal to buy The Boat School, a city-owned boatbuilding and marine-trades school. The yacht-manufacturing business could employ up to 100 people.

David Marlow of Marlow Yachts Limited. Photo courtesy Marlow Yachts LTD. Inc.

City Manager Jon Southern told the Bangor Daily News that Marlow approached the City Council this week and floated a proposal to buy The Boat School, which Eastport leases to Husson University for its marine-trades program. Marlow told the council he’d like to expand The Boat School program from a 2- to 4-year program, expand the existing boatyard and build an onsite manufacturing plant for his yachts.

The Boat School is America’s oldest boatbuilding school and marine-trades training program. It currently offers 1- and 2-year certificate and diploma programs in boatbuilding and composites technology. The Boat School also offers professional development training for workers already engaged in a marine trade.

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