ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Portland Yacht Services, Inc.

PYS is a boatyard and marina started by circumnavigators Joanna and Phin Sprague. The focus of the yard is qualified service and adhereance to and support of industry standards and growth in customer service. We offer experienced and effective service. We are proud to list our certificates and qualifications on our web site and make a continuous investment in training. PYS is a leader in promoting the industry. It’s international efforts are best known by the fame of the annual Maine Boatbuilders Show and the Maine Party during the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Lesser roles were played in Bruce Schwab’s Vende Globe representation of Maine and suport of several scientific expedition vessels, sailing school ships and OP SAIL 2000 in Portland and the Sail Maine community sailing program. The yard itself ranks smaller than the largest in Maine with 33 full time employees. There have been several note worthy restorations and rebuilds. We enjoy preparing our customer’s boats for expended cruising and our customers and boats become part of our growing “family”. The quality of the service and depth of knowlege is such that we are often asked by manufacturer’s to solve difficult issues for their customers. We enjoy the challenge and try to make all parties “look good”. We are servicing dealers for Yamaha, and Mercury and full dealers for Evinrude and Suzuki. On any one day it is not unusual to have several engine installations underway.

Posted in on August 23, 2012.

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