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Morris Yachts plans to add boatyard in Maine

Sailing yacht builder Morris Yachts said it is opening a service yard in southern Maine's Casco Bay area.

Sailing yacht builder Morris Yachts said it is opening a service yard in southern Maine's Casco Bay area.

Morris is partnering with Handy Boat of Falmouth Foreside near Portland to support Morris and non-Morris customers seeking full-service capabilities, beginning today.

Handy Boat is a full-service boatyard and the largest anchorage north of Marblehead, Mass. Morris said Hardy’s location is well protected and is a convenient 15 minutes north of Portland, but without the commercial traffic of Maine's largest city.

"Handy Boat's location in the heart of Casco Bay is the ideal addition to Morris' service facilities for our customers," Morris Yachts owner Cuyler Morris said in a statement. "It's just minutes from downtown Portland and the Portland Jetport and seems the first logical step off Mount Desert Island."

Handy Boat general manager Brent Sullivan said the partnership will benefit his existing customers.

"We are very excited about developing new relationships and customers that have come to expect the high level of expertise and service synonymous with Morris service," he said.

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