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Maine boatbuilder moving to bigger home

AUG. 18 — North End Composites, builder of Back Cove Yachts , is looking to expand its operation by relocating to a 230,000-square-foot warehouse in Rockland, Maine.

“The move is going to allow us the breathing room we’ve wanted for a number of years,” says marketing manager Bentley Collins.

The company is finalizing the purchase of the former Nautica warehouse, located in the Rockland Industrial Park, and hopes to begin moving in within 30 days, Collins says. The company is currently working out of a 39,000-square-foot facility that’s also in Rockland.

“With the additional space, we hope to increase part fabrication, to be able to house our molds indoors and, in the future, to produce new Back Cove models,” says Collins.

Back Cove Yachts offers two Down East cruisers: the Back Cove 26 and the Back Cove 29.

North End Composites also makes fiberglass-reinforced plastic composite hulls and decks for larger Sabre Yacht  models.

Jason Fell