Comments for: Morris Yachts weathers the storm in an uncertain global economy

Posted Aug. 04, 2012, at 7:14 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 05, 2012, at 2:51 p.m.

NORTHEAST HARBOR | In a struggling economy where demand for luxury products such as seven-figure corporate jets, $400,000 sports cars and high-end yachts is flat, Cuyler Morris was feeling “lucky” this weekend as he overlooked a gathering of loyal owners of his family’s pricey, hand-built sailboats. “We have about …

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  • How much???

    • Anonymous

      There’s a 2008 Morris 48 for sale on their site that they’re asking $1,290,000.00 for.

  • Anonymous

    This is an article that belongs in a trade magazine or DownEast magazine. I do hope you pay your workers enough to live on. To the number of Maine People struggling to get school clothes for their children, news about these rich yachters, or new yachts, well, keep it in the trade magazines, pls.

    • melibusa

       I think the article is interesting.  I don’t subscribe to trade magazines, it is interesting to see what Maine business is doing.  The wealthy  yacht owners do leave money here when they purchase or bring their yacht in for service.  I believe you will find the people at Morris Yachts earn a good wage, quality workmen do not come cheap, and without quality customers do not come in that business.

    • Anonymous

       My first thought was how nice for the cash-laden ones to know about!! This may be a paid article–an ad. Many newspapers do those these days.

    • Perhaps you missed the part where it said it was their 40th anniversary or that they  employ a lot of people. I personally feel that this is a news worthy event, though I myself cannot afford one of their yachts, it’s nice to hear about a Maine family business that is doing well.

      • Anonymous

        I did not miss any part my Dear, I just feel since 99% of average Maine folks could not think of having one of these, and that 50 % of Maine folks are struggling to get school clothes for their children. I repeat myself for you, I feel this belongs in a trade magazine. They may employ a few, but if you think of the hundreds of jobs lost in the processing plants that  used to be on our coast and in our harbors, but, they had to go so these yachters would not get there boat hulls dirty it is not much of a thing to want to see in print.

        • We’ll have to agree to disagree :) Morris itself employs over 100, not to mention all of the subcontractors they would work with. I personally like hearing about local companies that are doing well. Perhaps the article could have been more geared towards the company rather than specific of the new boat – but them having a new boat is a sign of their success. As far as processing plants go, I do not think the owners of the yachts are to blame, more so our state taxing the heck out of any factory type business, making it not worth while to be in our state. Just a couple of years ago they were trying to put more taxes on Poland Springs’ Company. 

          • Anonymous

            It is difficult to really come to grips that Maine has been designated a retirement and recreation state for the well to do, and we are not talking Mainers for the most part, and yes Amanda, (smile) you are getting warm, of course they taxed heavily these plants, because they had to go, famous people have  complained of their hull’s becoming oily, the plants had to go, it is a shame, it was done by taxation and quota’s. Most Maine people are going to be displaced also by the leverage of low wages and high taxes. That is why I could not get excited about this weekend ego trip, who do you think those boats are going to go to, it all in the plan, and difficult to not see this, while our leaders dance, and shuffle, they know darn well what is going to take place in Maine. It is part of the plan of the displacement of Maine people and their old way of life.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps a future purchase for Angus King if he can reach the big cookie jar in November.

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