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 FINISHER/PAINTER (Southport and Damariscotta): 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 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.


Hodgdon offers competitive wages, as well as benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K and more. Our current schedule provides for a three-day weekend by working four ten-hour days, allowing additional time to enjoy family and friends and the many beautiful places in the State of Maine.


If you are interested in joining our team please send your letter of interest, resume and references to:

Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine, 04576 or email to

COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN: Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an experienced composite technician with boat construction knowledge and experience to join our team at our Damariscotta location building world class Tenders.

Technicians are responsible for building composite components using appropriate layup techniques and have working knowledge of infusion techniques. 

Duties include, material lay-up and installation, core fitting and placement, basic placement knowledge of vacuum and feed lines. Trimming and fitting completed composite components, grinding and sanding. Must be able to work with all shop tools, equipment and chemicals associated with composite construction. May be required to travel both domestically and internationally to perform Tender service and maintenance. Experience includes working with boat building, composites as well as basic math, carpentry and staging skills.

Hodgdon Yachts offers a four-day work week, competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, 401K and more.  If you are interested in joining our team, please send resume to:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email to

DOCK HAND: Hodgdon Yacht Services is searching for seasonal part and full time dock hands to perform a wide variety of dock duties which includes but is not limited to assisting customers moving their boats and gear around the marina and moorings and pumping fuel for customers. 

Duties include: assisting customers with tying up boats upon arrival and helping with departure, giving launch rides to and from the dock to moorings, washing boats, pumping fuel for customers, pumping holding tanks, and keeping the docks clean and orderly. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email to

BOATBUILDER: Hodgdon Yachts is searching for a Boatbuilder at our Tenders Division in Damariscotta, ME who will perform a wide variety of boat building tasks related to wood/composite tenders, including, but not limited to, fabricating/ fitting composite components, installation of deck hardware, hatches, and windows.  


  • Perform a wide variety of boat building tasks related to wood/composite yachts

  • Fabricating/ fitting composite components, installing deck hardware, hinges, latches, and handrails. 

  • Sets and operates a variety of woodworking machines, including power and hand tools

  • Must be intensely aware of quality standards



  • 3-4 years of experience, or equivalent training and experience

  • Ability to work with power and hand tools, drilling screwing, sanding, etc.

  • Ability to work within close tolerances, +- 1-2mm

  • Ability to work with large power tools such as band saws, planers, table saws

  • Work with epoxy, resins, and glues

  • Must be able to follow directions and work well within large groups of people

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule

  • Ability to wear a respirator as required

  • Must wear personal protection equipment

  • Must have basic hand tools

  • Works ‘hands on’ on multiple projects

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email to

PROJECT MANAGER: Hodgdon Yachts is searching for a Project Manager at our Tenders Division in Damariscotta, ME who will be responsible for the oversight of tender construction with a commitment to delivering projects on time and within budget ensuring the work performed meets the customer’s expectations as well as Hodgdon standards. The Project Manager, within the constraints of the contract, will establish the production timeline and will coordinate necessary labor, materials, tools and equipment with the Production Manager and Manager of Design & Engineering.


  • Responsible for managing the planning and tracking of all aspects of the projects assigned

  • Work diligently with the assigned Designer, Engineer, and entire team to ensure the Company’s project timeline is efficiently met

  • Responsible for project scheduling, manpower estimating, equipment requirements, materials management, subcontract management and budget compliance 

  • Work with the Production Manager and the Director of Sales and Marketing to ensure timely communication with customers

  • Act as second in command for the build team, observe the work in progress and relay information to the Production Manager

  • Ensure services performed conform to the project’s specifications

  • Represent Hodgdon with a high level of professionalism

  • Effectively run weekly internal Tender meetings which includes providing, in advance, a well-organized published agenda, staying on track of agenda, being prepared and adhering to start and end times

  • Publish and distribute critical well-organized notes from meetings with Owner Representatives, Project Managers, Captains, Owners, etc.

  • Organize milestone booklets at specified intervals for the Owner’s team to review and confirm that specific milestones have been met 

  • Must be detail orientated, accurate and proficient in all communication delivered to any individual(s) or company involved in mutual projects

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures that directly relate to the Hodgdon Tender Project Management position 


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years’ experience (or a combination of education and experience) with a concentration in Operations Management preferable in yacht manufacturing or the construction environment 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge strong relationships with customers, management and employees

  • Exceptional project management skills including job scheduling, resource estimation and cost management

  • Strong ability to communicate in writing using appropriate language and good business grammar 

  • Strong verbal, communication, and listening skills including but not limited to allowing others to communicate thoughts without interruption as well as providing feedback when appropriate

  • Strong financial skills including budgeting and cost analysis

  • Ability to read blue prints and interpret or prepare specification sheets

  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel, MS Project and database access. AutoCAD and Rhino helpful

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule which may include overtime and scheduling meetings outside of the Project Managers normal schedule

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 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, 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!

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