Hamlin's Marine's new facility on the Belfast waterfront held a grand opening and ribbon- cutting March 11 with many people in attendance.

The ribbon did not want to cooperate as Ella Higgins, eldest daughter of co-owners Dan and Katie Higgins, tried several times to cut through it. The room filled with applause as the ribbon finally gave way.

Dan Higgins said he is excited about the new facility and added they had already sold three boats and a number of the Puffin dinghies.

Hamlin’s Marine, in the former French & Webb building at 7 Front St., is the company’s third location in Maine, with outlets in Hampden and Waterville as well.

For more information, visit hamlinsmarina.com or contact Kim Relick at Krelick@relick.net 930-3780.