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.

Nancy Armstrong

Nancy Armstrong

CEO, Owner

Thomas Turansky

Thomas Turansky

General Manager

Chris Walkup

Chris Walkup

Service Manager

Tracy Mills

Tracy Mills

Office Manager

Kathryn A. Turansky

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. She is excited to be working alongside her husband, Thomas, and spending time raising their toddler, Andrew.

Danielle Weaver

Danielle Weaver

Sales Intern

Danielle is a graduate of the Class of 2021 of the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing.  Growing up in St. George, Danielle began fishing at a young age, and today owns her own lobster boat.  Jeff’s Marine is excited to have Danielle this summer, as she assists in small outboard and new and used boat sales and helps manage the docks and showroom.  In the fall, Danielle continues at UMO with an MBA concentrating in the sustainability of fishing industries on Maine’s coast.

Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox

Yamaha Technician

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.

Skip Pietila

Skip Pietila

Yamaha Technician

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 riding and working on snowmobiles.  

Derrick Bustard

Derrick Bustard

Yard Crew

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.

Jake Ames

Jake Ames

Yard Crew

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.  

John Hughes

John Hughes

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.  

Dylan Maloney

Dylan Maloney

Yard Crew

Dylan Maloney joined the crew full time at Jeff’s Marine in the Spring of 2020.  A graduate of Oceanside High School in Rockland, Dylan has over twenty years of experience on the water lobstering, and enjoys boating with friends.  Dylan lives in Cushing with his fiancé, Jessica. 

Henry

Henry

Yard Cat

Henry joined us in 2017 as a rescue from the Knox County Humaine Society, and has been a loving member of the marina crew since then.  He is playful, and can sometimes  scratch!  But he enjoys strokes on his head and praise for his mouse hunting.  You can often find him walking the docks or lounging indoors.  

Loki

Loki

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!