Belmont Boatworks welcomes public during Chamber event

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 20, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Boats large and small take up most of the floor space inside one of the bays in the cavernous Belmont Boatworks facility April 17.

Ever wonder what is behind the walls of the oversized green barn structure on Route 3 in Belmont? All kinds of boats wrapped in white plastic surround the building, and even a red caboose can be seen on stilts.

Belmont Boatworks opened its doors on Wednesday for a Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event, giving visitors a chance to tour the facility, ask questions and mingle with other business professionals in the community.

According to the company website, Belmont Boatworks is a "full-service boatyard"  just a few miles from Belfast Bay. The company was founded in 2012 by Dan Miller on the principles of providing "affordable transportation, storage, maintenance and keeping the waterfront accessible to all."

Services include everything from annual maintenance, hauling and storage, to complete cosmetic and structural refits, along with new construction on sailboats, powerboats and floats.

Different Chamber members host After Hours events monthly. The events are free and open to the public. Visit belfastmaine.org/2019-belfast-business-after-hours-hosts/ for a schedule of upcoming host businesses.

Visitors tour Belmont Boatworks April 17. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Visitors in one of several bays at Belmont Boatworks April 17. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
According to Belmont Boatworks owner Dan Miller, his boat "Miss Nina" needs to find a new home and is up for sale. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
The second level at Belmont Boatworks is storage for several more boats. A staircase in the background leads to a third level. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
An older wooden boat awaits refinishing at Belmont Boatworks April 17. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
A classic fiberglass boat with "fins" awaits restoration April 17. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
A figurehead graces the bow of a classic wooden boat at Belmont Boatworks April 17. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
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