Lyman-Morse, the custom boatbuilder and service provider with yards in Thomaston and Camden, and a brokerage office in Newport, Rhode Island, has expanded Downeast. Eric Roos will manage the new Lyman-Morse brokerage and project management office at Dysart's Great Harbor Marina in Southwest Harbor.
"We are very excited to expand Downeast and Eric's knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to our customers. We welcome him to our team," said Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse, in a news release.
A native of Maine, Eric spent his childhood years working for local boatyards before attending College of the Atlantic and receiving a B.A. in human ecology, 1987. After graduating he spent seven years in marina/harbor management followed by another seven years in the yachting industry as a private captain (Hinckley SW 51 & SW 70 sailboats). He holds a 100-ton USCG license.
In 2000, Eric came ashore and joined the Hinckley Company's sales team, serving as Sales Director for the Great Lakes territory; selling primarily Hinckley Jetboats. In 2004, he returned to the waters of Maine, joining Morris Yachts sales team and promoting their successful line of M-series daysailers.
Eric also operates a yacht management company (Acadia Yacht Management).
With extensive experience and knowledge of Morris/Hinckley sailboats and Hinckley Jetboats, Eric is a valuable asset in this luxury yacht market. He will manage preowned brokerage sales, but also will serve as a new build and yacht service sales representative for the yards in Thomaston and Camden. Eric adds to the robust Lyman-Morse Brokerage teams in Camden, Maine and Newport, Rhode Island.
He lives in Bar Harbor with his two young boys (ages 9 and 11) who also enjoy sailing and spending time on the water.
Drawing on Thomaston, Maine's 200-year tradition of shipbuilding and fine craftsmanship, Lyman-Morse is one of the world's finest custom and semi-custom builder of and service provider for sailing and motor yachts. A family run business, Lyman-Morse specializes in composites, advanced composites, cold-molded, and aluminum construction. Discriminating owners, world-class naval architects and designers all come to Lyman-Morse knowing that they are expert in any medium and are able to deliver dreams on time and on budget. Since the yard's founding in 1978, more than 110 yachts have been sent down the St. George River ranging in scope from carbon fiber catamarans and traditional sailing sloops , carbon racing monohulls, stately motor yachts and sportfish powerboats, to sporty jet boats and daysailers.
Lyman-Morse's broad-ranging capabilities are showcased not only by workmanship of the 130 plus-skilled workforce, but also by modern, energy efficient and expansive facilities. The 11-acre Thomaston campus features 7 heated work buildings with 55,000 square feet of space for refit and repair/and boatbuilding. Servicing fine yachts is a natural outgrowth of boatbuilding. Repairs, rebuilds and servicing ship systems, along with upgrading gear and seasonal maintenance are handled by the service division of the company. In Camden, Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine gives the company an increased visibility and the opportunity to return the Camden yard to its former glory as New England's go-to service yard. The LM Service team of experienced bluewater sailors and builders understand what proper maintenance is all about and is the reason experienced, and demanding yachtsmen deliver their yachts to Lyman-Morse. Lyman-Morse includes brokerage offices in Camden and Southwest Harbor, Maine and Newport, Rhode Island.
The combination of state-of-the-art facilities with some of the world's finest craftsmen has allowed Lyman-Morse to expand into areas outside the marine world. In Rockland, Lyman-Morse Fabrication is fast becoming the source for custom-made metal fabrication projects in New England. LM Fabrication provides custom design, engineering and fabrication for projects of virtually any scale. This division mirrors the boatbuilding and service divisions in that it specializes in complex, difficult commercial, municipal and residential design projects regardless of job size, installation challenges or scope of work. Lyman-Morse Technologies is the research, development and prototyping division of the company. LMT works with architects, interior designers, business and home owners and government agencies including the Department of Defense to meet the most interesting needs. LMT fuses state-of-the-art electrical design with nuanced manufacturing approaches in an effort to bring diversified, innovative product solutions to the renewable energy market, private and public sectors.