Southport Island Marine, LLC was established in May of 2000 on the site of the former David Nutt Boatbuilder. The new owner, Douglas Goldhirsch, continues to serve many of the same customers as the previous business as well as many new customers!
Doug’s desire to find a challenging, marine-related profession that would not require him to spend so much time traveling and at sea led him to Southport and the old David Nutt yard. He appreciated the beauty of the Southport 30, and got very excited about the possibilities of building, developing, and marketing this product, as well as operating and upgrading the storage business.
And so it was that in May of 2000, Doug began to manage this well equipped, well situated, and high-quality boatyard. Since acquiring this business, Doug & his wife Sharon have done a lot of work to improve the facility. In addition, many improvements were made to the manner in which Southport 30’s are built and outfitted. We are continually improving our product. We have also expanded our new boat offerings: The Handy Billy 21 and Celebrity Class Sloop have been added to the lineup.
The yard is operating more efficiently than ever, and the quality of the work is consistently high. We pride ourselves on being a top quality yard, and on keeping our promises.
Boat Storage – We have two large and one small cold storage sheds. Of course, there is quite a bit of space outside for boat storage as well. We do our own shrinkwrapping.
Boat Transport – We can transport boats in-state, and we provide this service to many locally here in the Boothbay Region. Our hydraulic trailers can handle boats up to 36 feet.
Major Repairs – We repair damaged fiberglass and wood hulls and superstructures. We have repaired keels, hulls, planking repairs or replacement, caulking, spar repairs, or just a freshening of the paint!
Brokerage – We broker the boats we have built and occasionally boats owned by clients that store their boats here.
Recoating – We are expert at applying Awlgrip and AlexSeal or other long-lasting finishes to Hulls and decks.
Total Refits – We have successfully completed some ambitious refits which included re-powering, re-arranging tanks and pumps, and re-working exhaust systems. Also new electronics and custom built galley and cockpit arrangements.
Repowering – We have expertise in repowering motor and sailboats. Inboard Diesel or Gas engines, or outboard powered.
So many wonderful places to stay in the Boothbay Harbor Region