Thomaston boat builder opens yard in Panama

Posted June 05, 2012, at 5:37 a.m.
Last modified June 05, 2012, at 4:57 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — A Maine boat-building company has opened a new boatyard in Panama.

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co. is based in Thomaston with a satellite service yard in Tenants Harbor.

The 34-year-old company said it has now opened a yard in Shelter Bay, Panama, located near the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal.

There, it will provide repair services for sailboats and power yachts, as well as haul-out and storage services. It’ll also provide prep work for boaters transiting the Panama Canal.

Company owner Cabot Lyman decided to open a yard in Panama because of his appreciation for the area from decades of cruising in the region.

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