Owned and operated continuously since 1982 by longtime Thomaston resident Jeff Armstrong, Jeff’s Marine has always made delivering excellent service its highest priority. Most of our customers have been with us for many years, if not decades, and we’re proud to call them friends.
Owner and Operator
Nancy was born and raised in Clinton, Maine, the second of five girls. She got her nursing degree from the University of Maine, and has been a Registered Nurse at Pen Bay Medical Center for over 25 years. When Jeff passed away, Nancy took on the adventure of running Jeff’s Marine in 2016. Nancy and Jeff were married for 33 years. She draws upon her experience as a nurse manager to help organize and coordinate the daily operations at Jeff’s. This is a business with many dimensions, and Nancy has courageously faced the challenge of managing all the moving pieces. Nancy works daily at the Service Desk, and is always happy to greet old and new customers.
Sales and Parts Manager
Darrin was born on Stoughton, Massachusetts, and moved to Warren, Maine at age 8. Educated as a Marine Technician and Outboard Mechanic through Yamaha Service, Darrin has moved up the ranks at Jeff’s Marine, from mechanic to Parts and Service Manager, and finally Sales Manager. Darrin knows the business inside and out and always is available to answer questions and help things run more smoothly. He enjoys motorcycling and fishing, and spent much time with Jeff hunting on Hupper Island. Darrin has a vast knowledge of boating and rigging, and is highly skilled in finding the right engine and boat for his clients.
Kathryn has been working for Jeff’s Marine since age 11, when she first started washing boats and coiling hoses. She soon moved up in the world, working at the front desk for a year and learning much from her father. After graduating from the University of South Florida in 2010, Kathryn travelled and lived in Chile, New York City, the Caribbean, and Tahiti, and is always impressed by the international presence of Yamaha Outboards she sees on the water. Currently Kathryn teaches at the Children’s House Montessori School in Camden while spending the summer seasons assisting in operations and billing at Jeff’s Marine.
A Vermont native, Tami recently moved to the Midcoast and was lucky enough to join the marina full-time in the spring of 2017. Before joining us, Tami spent 8 years working for Royal Electric Company in Vermont. During the summer of 2017, Tami could be found painting boats, working in the office, organizing shops, and washing boats. She has since joined the team in the office, and is the friendly front desk personality of Jeff’s Marine!
Marie grew up knowing Jeff Armstrong as the “Boatking”. Spending many summers boating and camping with the Armstrong family, Marie developed a strong understanding of boating, marine culture, and outboards. She joined Jeff’s Marine for the summer of 2017, and continues to assist on special projects and office management. In the winter you can catch Marie at Sugarloaf. She is currently training to be a licensed Massage Therapist.
Originally from New York, Brian has been with Jeff’s Marine for eight years. As the head mechanic, Brian supervises the main shop, while assisting with parts and service. Brian attended Outboard Motor Corporation training in 1975 and Yamaha University in 1993. Brian loves to work, and has been on boats since he was 10 years old. Brian’s years of experience and knowledge of outboard motors allows him to effectively diagnose and fix the many different engine issues that come through the marina.
Steve grew up Camden, Maine, where he attended Camden – Rockport High School. Upon graduating, Steve entered the U.S. Air Force in the field of Ground Radar Repair. In the six years he was enlisted, Steve moved up in rank and knowledge, and was placed in the Quality Assurance Office. After leaving the Air Force in search of a new career, Steve met a character by the name of Jeff Armstrong, and was hired as the new Yamaha Outboard Rigger and Electrician at Jeff’s Marine in 2003. In 2006, Steve tried a new line of employment in Telecommunications, but after six months realized he was happier working for the “Pirate”. He returned to Jeff’s Marine and since then has attended Yamaha School many times to gain his certification as a Yamaha Technician and learn about the latest technology.
John was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Maine, and is a certified Yamaha Master Technician. John relocated to Thomaston and joined Jeff’s Marine full-time in the spring of 2017. He has 19 years experience as a Yamaha Tech at Jonesport Marine, so he was able to jump right in to the swing of things. John spent his first summer at Jeff’s working with many I/O and inboard engines, but also enjoys working on Yamahas and rebuilding outboards.
A Midcoast native, Skip came to work with Jeff’s in the busy spring of 2017. He trained to be a mechanic with his father, “Buddy”, who also worked as a mechanic at Jeff’s Marine. He has been operating his family engine repair business for many years, so came to the marina with plenty of experience and ready to work. Skip enjoys being outdoors, and is a snowmobile mechanic and enthusiast. This summer Skip has been working on several Corsons that have come in to the yard.
Larry was born in Camden, Maine. He has a Bachelors Degree in Geology from the University of Maine at Orono. He enjoys music, and plays professionally in a rock band. Larry has been a professional cook for 27 years. A skilled craftsman, Larry has been the fabricator at Jeff’s Marine and personal friend to Jeff for 17 years.
Since joining Jeff’s Marine in 2012, Derrick has been moving up the ranks quickly, and continues to get things done! Derrick operates our hydraulic trailers, fork trucks, work trucks, and storage facility. He pulls long hours throughout the busiest months of the season to ensure customers can get on the water and get the most out of the boating season.