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.
Chief Executive Officer, Owner
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. As Nancy takes time to enjoy family and friends, she is often at the marina and always happy to greet old and new customers.
Thomas was born and raised in the Phoenix area and spent much of his youth sailing in San Diego Bay. Thomas holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California. He moved to Maine in June of 2017 to join the Apprenticeshop in Rockland. During his time coaching the Rockland Community Sailing program, Thomas met Kathryn Armstrong at the Camden Classics Cup Youth Regatta. Seven months later they were engaged, and were married in September of 2018. Thomas joined the marina that October, and became a manager the following May. He is excited to be learning the business, and brings his skill and knowledge to the Jeff’s Marine family.
Kathryn A. Turansky
Marketing and Sales
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 traveled 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 Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro while spending the summer seasons assisting in operations and billing at Jeff’s Marine. She is excited to be working alongside her husband, Thomas.
A long time friend to the Armstrong family and supporter of Jeff’s Marine, Tracy welcomes all the customers of Jeff’s at the front desk on the phone and in person. Tracy assists the crew in a variety of ways, and is an invaluable member of the team.
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.
Yamaha Technician, Parts Manager
John was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts and attended the University of Maine. John enjoys working on Yamaha engines, he is a certified Yamaha Master Technician. John relocated to Thomaston and joined Jeff’s Marine full-time in the spring of 2017. He has spent 20 years working as a Yamaha Tech at Jonesport Marine, and brings knowledge and experience to Jeff’s Marine.
A Mid Coast native, Skip came to work at Jeff’s Marine 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 he came to the marina with plenty of experience and skill. Skip enjoys being outdoors, and is a snowmobile mechanic and enthusiast.
Jake joined the team at Jeff’s in the fall of 2017. A Friendship native, Jake now lives in Cushing with his wife and dog. In the yard, Jake and Derrick work hard in service, pick up and delivery, and in the yard.
Since joining Jeff’s Marine in 2012, Derrick has acquired skill and knowledge, and continues to be an essential employee at the marina. 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.
Boat Yard Dog
Loki has been a faithful member of the marina crew since puppyhood in the spring of 2019. Often found scouting for bones and pats, Loki is a friendly boy, tail waggler, and avid swimmer. He is better around boats than cars, and will be happy to meet you!