Q. Where are Maritime b\Boats manufactured?
A. Maritime Marine LLC is a Maine-based independent boat-builder located in Augusta Maine and part of a third-generation business dating back to 1947. Maine boat-builders are considered the best in the world, craftsman who have learned their trade understanding that there is no substitute for quality and attention to detail. Our employees are proud of the boats they build… and they should be.
Q. Can I take a tour of the factory?
A. Yes, we welcome visitors at our facility where the team is happy to demonstrate how they carefully build and assembly the many different Maritime models. Keep in mind that you won’t find many finished boats sitting around at the factory, we ship them to dealers as soon as they are completed so they can quickly be delivered to new owners. Just call ahead and schedule an appointment to tour the factory and we will be happy to show you around.
Q. Do you sell boats direct from the Factory?
A. No, all Maritime boats, parts and accessories are sold through our experienced dealer network. Your local Maritime dealer is best suited to assist you with the proper selection and configuration of your boat and is trained to provide expert service and maintenance support.
Q. Where do I get pricing for Maritime boats?
A. Your local Maritime dealer will be able to assist you with pricing on all the different boat models and options including engine and trailer prices.
Q. What type of outboard engines can I get with my Maritime?
A. Any type you want, it’s your boat, it should be your choice. At the factory we have longstanding relationships with most of the major outboard engine manufacturers that allows us to provide our dealer network with the most popular brands. Usually we recommend installing the outboard brand that is supported by your local Maritime dealer since they are the ones best positioned to maintain and repair your motor should you have an issue.
Q. How do I determine the value of a used Maritime?
A. The combination of Maritime’s superior construction and demand for such a versatile dry riding sea-worthy boat has typically provided Maritime owners with exception resale value. Unlike some boat companies that mass produce identically equipped models, Maritimes are built to suit each individual customers needs and can have a variety of available options and accessories included on their boat. The uniqueness of each Maritime will directly impact the resale value. Recently Maritime has started working with the various “blue book” publishers that will provide some guidance on the value of used Maritimes, but currently the most effective way to assess the value of a used Maritime is to collect specific information on the boat and discuss its potential value with your local Maritime dealer who is up to date on market conditions and resale values for Maritimes.
Q. What makes Maritime’s hull “unique”?
A. Maritime’s wide rounded bow, sharp entry, perfectly positioned lifting strakes, spray deflecting accent line, reverse chines and moderate deadrise all contribute to Maritime’s dry riding, fuel efficient and offshore capable hull design. Take a ride on a Maritime and you will feel what makes our hull design so special. Dry Riding, Stable and Seaworthy. Here’s Why
Q. What makes a Maritime “unsinkable”?
A. We carefully inject high quality closed cell foam into all the open spaces beneath the composite floor and inside of the fiberglass grid system to create extraordinary buoyancy. In addition to providing flotation, the foam also contributes to hull stiffness and sound dampening for a quieter ride. While some manufacturers choose not to incorporate flotation characteristics mandatory in smaller boats to their larger models, all Maritime boats, regardless of length are built to the highest safety levels to provide “unsinkable” safety and security for you and your family.
Q. Why is Maritime such a dry riding boat?
A. Maritime’s round bow design, extreme flare and wide reverse chines all contribute to Maritimes proven ability to keep you dry. You can read more about all the unique hull design attributes in the Maritime Advantage
Q. Is there any wood in a Maritime?
A. No, not any more. Older Maritimes had decks built with a fiberglass encased pressure treated marine grade plywood; these decks performed extremely well however today we are able to build a stronger, lighter weight deck out of 100% composite material. This composite deck has excellent screw holding power and features an aggressive non-skid pattern for improved traction.
Q. What is the Bow Deadrise of a Maritime?
A. Model’s 20’ and under in length have a bow deadrise of 35 degrees, larger models have a bow deadrise of 50 degrees. Because the hull runs flat, this vee portion of the hull remains in the water, resulting in a smooth comfortable ride.
Q. What is the Aft Deadrise of a Maritime?
A. Model’s 20’ and under in length have an aft deadrise of 10 degrees while the 23’ and 25’ models have a 14 degree deadrise. The moderate deadrise of the Maritime hull gives it a shallow draft, allows most models to reach plane at 12 mph, makes the hull very fuel efficient and gives all Maritimes great stability.
Q. What type of grid system is used in a Maritime?
A. Maritime hulls are strengthened internally with an all fiberglass grid system fully bonded to the fiberglass hull. The grid is manufactured as one solid piece and delivers maximum strength without any concerns of flex failure or rot associated with wood encapsulated stringers.
Q. What is the floor of a Maritime made of?
A. Maritime uses modern vacuum infused technology to build a strong, lightweight 100% composite floor system which has good screw holding power and an aggressive non-skid pattern.
Q. Is there coring in the hull of a Maritime?
A. No, Maritime hulls are 100% fiberglass, built strong, tough and dependable.
Q. What type of transom material is used in a Maritime?
A. Our 100% composite incredibly strong transom is produced by positioning a full width section of high density PXC-385 reinforced structural foam panel across the transom area. This closed cell panel will not rot, does not absorb water and has significant strength properties which are additionally enhanced by adding three layers of heavy duty glass reinforcement on either side.Click to see the process
Q. What is a “true self-bailing cockpit”?
A. A true self bailing cockpit drains water directly off the floor of a boat without the assistance of a bilge pump; you don’t have to worry about dead batteries or pump failure when your Maritime sits at a mooring or dock during those unavoidable torrential summer downpours.
Q. What type of Gel Coat is used in a Maritime?
A. Our hulls, decks and components are all manufactured using Ferro Supershield Gel Coat. This high quality NPG gel coat is known for its color retention, high gloss, resistance to fading, and an ability to be color matched should future repairs ever be required.
Q. Do Maritimes meet U.S. Coast Guard regulations?
A. Yes – Maritime boats meet or exceed all US Coast Guard and ABYC standards and have been thoroughly tested to ensure they deliver a safe dependable ride every time.
Q. What type of fuel tanks are used in a Maritime?
A. We use top quality cross linked polyethylene (plastic) fuel tanks. These tanks don’t rot or corrode and work well with the ethanol/gas fuel blends that are now quite common at the fuel pump. In addition to the quality fuel tank all below deck tanks utilize WEMA fuel senders for additional reliability and dependability.
Q. Is there a bilge area in a Maritime rolled edge skiff? What is that drain plug in the transom for?
A. Rolled Edge Skiff models are entirely filled with foam under the floor and do not need or have a bilge area. The drain plug seen in the transom of a new Maritime rolled edged skiff drains any surface water that accumulates over time in the rigging tunnel.
Q. What is the purpose of the “wet well cover” in the back of my Rolled Edge Skiff?
A. The raised “wet well cover” in the center stern section of the boat provides access to the two lower engine bolts and is design to keep debris and dirt from accumulating in that depressed area. Eventually surface water may sneak into the wet well area via the deck plate, however this area is self contained and standing water in this location is not problematic. Note: Any standing water should be removed as part of your winterization process.
Q. How do I clean the windscreen in my Maritime?
A. We recommend that you use a soft cotton cloth with mild non abrasive soap and warm water to clean your windscreen. You can use liquid soaps such as Ivory or Joy or any type of acrylic spray cleaner. Do not use any cleaning agent that contains ammonia or alcohol, such as Windex, Fantastic, 409 etc. Use of these types of cleaners may cause the acrylic to dull or create craze cracks.
Q. How do I clean my vinyl cushions?
A. Remove most stains with a soft cloth or sponge, mild soap and water. If stubborn stains remain use a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and wipe dry. Clean oil based paints with a soft clean cloth and Naptha. Do not use any powdered abrasives or petroleum based products on your vinyl cushions.
Q. Where can I find gel coat to match my Maritime?
A. Your local Maritime dealer can provide you with factory grade gel coat for minor repairs and touch ups.
Q. Does Maritime sell boat covers for winter storage?
A. Although we sell a variety of canvas covers for consoles, leaning posts and other equipment we do not offer an entire boat cover. Each Maritime is uniquely outfitted and equipped, it is best to have a custom cover made for your Maritime so it fits properly and provides maximum protection.
Q. What should I do to winterize my Maritime?
A. You should work with your local Maritime dealer to ensure your motor and boat is properly maintained and winterized. It is important to remove the transom drain plugs on your Maritime to drain the bilge area and/or rigging tunnel. Rolled edged skiffs that have a “wet well cover” in front of the motor should be inspected and any standing water should be removed.