About BRISTOL HARBOR BOATS
 
Contact Information

BRISTOL HARBOR BOATS
681 Riverside Drive, Augusta, Maine
TEL : 207.620.7999 | FAX : 207.622.6611
EMAIL : info@bristolharborboats.com

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Company Background
 
 
The three naval architects who started the naval architecture firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. got into the business because they loved to create something from scratch. Designing a boat to fit a specific need and do a particular job is what they love, and they have invested all their passion, knowledge and experience in their new line of family fishing and cruising boats.

Greg Beers, P.E., Cory Wood and Andrew Tyska have been designing boats in Bristol, Rhode Island since 1995. They have designed everything from barges to a 20 foot runabout with 129 foot fast ferries and 85 foot tugboats in between. “No matter what we are building,” Wood explained, “we always look at the boat as our client. Owner’s specifications, Coast Guard regulations and manufacturer’s capabilities are all part of the process, but ending up with a great boat is the bottom line.”
 
 

Greg Beers, President of Bristol Harbor Boats, Inc and his partners have experienced great satisfaction delivering Bristol Harbor Boats to customers and the design of the BHB19 and BHB21 is a proven success. In order to meet the demands of the marketplace and ensure that a quality product is continued to be delivered, the principals of Bristol Harbor Boats chose to sell the assets of Bristol Harbor Boats, Inc. to Maritime Marine Group, LLC of Augusta, Maine in October of 2011. Bristol Harbor Boats, Inc. founders will continue to focus on their core business of naval architecture and design. Manufacturing, marketing and sales of the BHB19 and BHB21 are consolidated with Maritime Marine Group, LLC while Bristol Harbor Boats, Inc will continue to support Maritime Marine Group with design work.

The origins of Maritime Marine Group, LLC started back in 1947 when Kenneth G. Priest, Sr. founded Kenway Boats. At first building wooden boats of his own design, Ken quickly embraced the evolution of fiberglass boats. Gradually, Kenway Boats’ reputation for excellence spread to industrial customers and in 1966 Kenway Corporation replaced Kenway Boats. Over the next forty years, with quality at the center of the company’s philosophy, Kenway continued to develop its expertise for a wide range of custom-engineered composite fabrications. Currently, the company’s team of engineers, project managers, quality assurance personnel, and most importantly its expert composite technicians serve a wide range of customers from Maine, to Oregon, to Puerto Rico. Importantly, however, the company never strayed far from its boatbuilding roots and now shares its modern manufacturing facility and expert personnel with its sister company, Maritime Marine Group, LLC.

Maritime Marine Group, LLC is wholly owned and managed by second and third generation family members. Kenneth G. Priest II, PE serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian D. Kopp as its President/Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Priest as its Vice President. Company owners Ken, Michael and Ian take great pride in remaining a small, family-owned business within an industry dominated by corporate giants. Doing so allows them to remain true to the company’s core values of providing exceptional, personal customer service, the highest quality composite products, and a boat that continually exceeds its owners’ expectations.