Service Overview



Maine boatyard jobs are both challenging and rewarding, and with three locations across the Boothbay region, Hodgdon Yacht Services offers a top-notch work environment. We’re part of Hodgdon, a company that has been family owned and operated since 1816 and is dedicated to maintaining a highly skilled workforce that sets the standard. You’ll be joining a talented team and will undoubtedly learn new skills. There will be opportunities to progress, advance, and have a successful career.

At Hodgdon Yacht Services, you’ll spend your days thinking about boats, talking about boats, looking at boats, and fixing boats. All of our facilities are located right on the water, so you’ll even get the added benefit of prime views of Maine’s picturesque coast while you’re at work!


Marine Mechanic 

Job Summary: Marine Mechanic position includes but is not limited to repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with a strong emphasis on diesel inboard and generator applications. Stern drive, outboard experience is also preferred. 

Major Responsibilities/Activities: Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of water systems, engines, refrigeration systems, AC and DC heating/cooling systems, electrical systems and heads. Provide estimates for system upgrades and repairs typical to marine systems. Ability to research in catalogs, on-line, through dealer portals and service/parts manuals and computer sources is preferred. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Extensive experience with marine engines, electronics and boat systems.

  • Experience in diesel engines and aspects of yachts systems onboard vessels up to 65’ is preferred.

  • Must have strong attention to detail and maintain cleanliness on projects both during and upon completion.

  • Must be able to work independently and have high quality work ethic.

  • Must be a self-starter, able to manage projects on your own and have excellent customer service skills with the ability to effectively communicate directly with customers and service managers.


Working Conditions:

  • Outdoors most of the time

  • Occasional extreme indoor and outdoor temperatures.

  • Occasional exposure to extreme heights.

  • Rare exposure to adverse ventilation conditions where use of a respirator will be required.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, as well as reaching overhead with occasional twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks.

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required.

  • Ability to work in small spaces.

  • Minimal lifting required above 50 lbs. 

Additional Comments:

  • Schedule is Monday-Thursday from 6am to 4:30pm.

  • Spring, Fall and from time to time it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. 

  • Must work as part of a team.

  • Must be punctual.


Education Requirements: Some level of American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certification and/or any manufacturer training preferred.


Essential Mental Functions: Contact with customers is often necessary and therefore employees are expected to be courteous and follow uniform rules. Customers may not direct employees to perform any unauthorized work; all additions to any work orders must be done through the office of the Service Team.

If you are interested in this position please send letter of interest, resume and references to Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager at or mail to Hodgdon Yachts, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine 04576.


Marine Finisher

A Marine Finisher is responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, may include fairing, sanding, painting, spraying and other finishing procedure. Finishing may involve epoxy, linear polyurethanes and other marine finish products. A Finisher may also assist with preparing estimates, including interacting with Service Managers and/or Customers.


Five years experience in the marine finishing industry is preferred but may be substituted for experience in high-end auto body shop finishing. The applicant must be familiar with brush and spray applications, have high quality standards and pay attention to detail. The applicant must have a keen understanding of the safety procedures, have good communication skills and be a team player. 


A Marine Finisher must also possess basic mathematic skills, must be able to read and understand paint mixing formulas, have flexibility to work in standing, squatting or kneeling position, work in small confined spaces, as well as reaching overhead with some twisting and bending, while performing the tasks described above. Finisher must not have a fear of heights and must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs.

To apply please send application, resume and references to:  


Diane Hammond
Human Resource Manager
Hodgdon Yachts, Inc.
P.O. Box 505
East Boothbay, ME 04544


Or email to:

Yard Crew (seasonal, May-October)

The full-time seasonal crew member will enjoy a four-day work week (Mon-Thurs) with ample opportunity for overtime and a starting hourly rate of up to $17 per hour depending upon experience. This position is responsible for all aspects of marine equipment operation and general boat yard labor. Experience is preferred but will train. Responsibilities include assisting with launching and hauling power and sail boats up to 70’ and/or 50 tons, assist with the stepping/un-stepping masts, towing and moving vessels over land using hydraulic trailer, supporting the service department during spring commissioning and fall decommissioning. Must be able to follow directions and work well within large groups of people, meet the requirements of the schedule and be able wear a respirator and other safety equipment.  

To apply please send application, resume and references to:  


Diane Hammond
Human Resource Manager
Hodgdon Yachts, Inc.
P.O. Box 505
East Boothbay, ME 04544


Or email to:

Store Clerk (seasonal, May-October)

The part-time seasonal clerk, with a starting hourly rate of up to $17 per hour depending upon experience, will be responsible for assisting the Store/Purchasing Manager with the day to day operations of our Marine Parts store, including customer service, stocking and maintaining inventory and data and purchase order entry. Hours for this position are half days Tuesday and Thursday and all-day Friday with the potential to fill in during vacations, etc.   

To apply please send application, resume and references to:  


Diane Hammond
Human Resource Manager
Hodgdon Yachts, Inc.
P.O. Box 505
East Boothbay, ME 04544


Or email to:



Located just 55 miles from Portland and 160 miles from Boston, the Boothbay region offers an ideal balance between urban accessibility and small town charm.

While the Boothbay area is known as a tourist destination or a summer community, it has so much more to offer. There are restaurants serving Italian, Pan Asian, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese cuisine, tapas, hand-cut steaks, homemade soups and breads, and of course, lobsters and seafood. There’s a farmer’s market, a yoga studio, a craft brewery. There are islands and beaches for picnics, and coves and lighthouses for exploring. There’s a thriving art scene with galleries, concerts, and museums. There are lakes to swim in and ice fish on. There are hundreds of miles of trails with ocean vistas for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. There’s a 25 yard indoor pool, indoor tennis courts, indoor track, and state-of–the-art fitness facilities. There’s live theater and there’s a movie theater. There’s shopping. There’s an 18-hole country club and there’s mini golfing. There’s one of the country’s top botanical gardens. Most importantly, the Boothbay region is a safe and welcoming community. There are good schools, amazing recreational opportunities, and friendly people. It’s a place that other people go for vacation…and we’re lucky enough to call home.


  • Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid holidays

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Health insurance, including HSA compatible plan

  • Company paid life insurance and long term disability

  • 401(K) with company match

  • Voluntary benefits, including: dental, additional STD, LTD, and life insurance

  • Training and opportunities for advancement



Hodgdon consists of five divisions: yachts, custom tenders, interiors, defense composites, and yacht services. As one of the divisions, Hodgdon Yacht Services has a broader mission than just great service at the Southport Boatyard. We’re responsible for promoting the East Boothbay Shipyard for larger refit projects and working with the yacht and custom tenders divisions on service and support programs for Hodgdon built boats.

Being part of a Hodgdon means that we have access to an unrivaled history and deep knowledge of boats and boat owners. We have access to a work force of highly skilled tradesmen and women and innovative engineering team. The opportunity for staff exchange across divisions provides a range of opportunities and keeps our employees engaged and continually learning new skills.

The team that we’re looking to grow is a passionate, authentic, dedicated, and hard working group. We care about innovation, teamwork, respect, flexibility, having a positive attitude, and exceeding expectations. If this sounds like you, check out Hodgdon Yacht Services’ Maine boatyard jobs below!