About Classic Boat ShopBoat Builder and Boat Yard Services
Sailing is Heaven on Water
In 1996, Jean Beaulieu founded Classic Boat Shop for boat owner’s seeking a personalized full service alternative to larger yards. Over the years, quality work, dedicated employees, and faithful customers have allowed us to grow and expand from the original boat shop to our large full service boatyard facility of today. Though much has changed, our basic philosophy remains the same: Our mission is to provide customers with personalized quality workmanship and value, train and retain skilled employees while respecting our neighbors, the environment, and community.
We also offer indoor heated boat storage, repairs and yacht brokerage services. Located on Mount Desert Island, amongst the surroundings of Acadia National Park, our unique area of Downeast Maine offers spectacular cruising grounds. We hope you enjoy visiting and seeing what we have to offer.
In every product and decision we make, Classic Boat Shop recognizes an opportunity and responsibility to improve the sustainability of our company, our community, and the world we share.
KEEP IT MOVING
In our facility we recycle as much of our waste as possible including packaging and cardboard waste, plastics, shrinkwrap, batteries and computer equipment, magazines and paper.
We’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce our impact on the environment through products we use. We use environmentally friendly bio-degradable soap for all exterior washing of topsides and decks. We are installing electric drive inboards on our Pisces and working with our paint suppliers to find bottom paints that are most eco friendly while providing you with the performance you expect.
Oil and hazardous waste products awaiting removal/disposal are kept inside locked ENPAC containers with interior secondary containment . Seasonal boat bottom washing takes place over a designated impervious pad and all waste water generated is collected, filtered and reused in a closed loop system. We have voluntarily enrolled in the Maine Clean Boatyards and Marina program and have implemented a Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan under the guidance of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection
We invested in a 35-kilowatt solar panel installation, which generates 90 percent of our electric needs, and installed efficient heat pumps in our buildings. Through the Efficiency Maine Program we replaced our older florescent lighting with newer more efficient fixtures. We recently installed a clean propane radiant furnace to provide a healthier work environment for our employees
We care about our employees and their family’s health by providing health insurance and encouraging our employees to lead a healthy lifestyle. We have implemented a ‘Non Smoking’ workplace policy where smoking is not allowed on the grounds or in any company vehicle. We are working with OSHA and the Safety Works of Maine program to help improve our facilities as a safe and healthy work place. We also strive to reduce the stress of the seasonal nature of our business by having adequate work space to maintain a steady flow of work throughout the winter months. Thus avoiding longer hours and weekend work during the spring and summer months.
We care about our neighbors and the local communities we live and work in. We show it, in one way, by donating to local programs such as, the MDI Community Sailing Center, The Harbor House, The American Red Cross, Friends of Acadia , Friends of Blue Hill Bay, Maine Island Trail Association and our local schools and libraries. We also make every effort to keep noise and light pollution to a minimum and reasonable hours in consideration of our neighbors. We always hire or buy locally first before seeking alternative sources. As members of SHARP, A Climate to Thrive, and We Are Still In, we provide a clean, safe work area for our employees while working with the community to make Classic Boat Shop a better citizen of Mt. Desert Island and coastal Maine.
HONOR YOUR PARTNER
We believe that all of our employees should be treated with dignity and respect and provided a healthy environment when they come to work. We also seek to partner with vendors who share our commitment to these values.