Whitney's Tri-Town Marine of Machias acquires Mercury franchise

June 4, 2013

MACHIAS, Maine – David Whitney announced today that Whitney's Tri-Town Marine in Machias has acquired the Mercury franchise from Moosabec Marine located in Jonesport and owned by Kraig Church. As a result of the acquisition, Tri-Town Marine, an authorized Honda dealer, will also become the Mercury dealer of Washington County while continuing to service all makes and models.

In the spring of 2011, Whitney announced the acquisition of Tri-Town Marine, formerly located in Harrington. Since that time, newly named Whitney's Tri-Town Marine has grown and is looking forward to expanding its business even more with the addition of the Mercury franchise.

"This purchase of the Mercury franchise is very exciting because it brings Whitney's one step closer to becoming THE destination for everything marine in Down East Maine and I want to thank Kraig Church for approaching us with this opportunity," says Whitney. "It means a great deal to me to see the location where my grandparents and father once ran a successful new car dealership as busy today as it was back then."

Moosabec Marine opened in Jonesport in the 1960s and will remain open as a Yamaha outboard dealer.

"I am appreciative of the positive and rewarding relationship we have with Mercury over the past 15 years and the time for this transition has come. I chose Whitney's because I believe they are committed to quality and customer service," says Church. "They are the company that will best represent Mercury in Washington County and continue this success story. I want to thank Mercury and my customers for all of their years of loyalty, patronage and friendship.  I believe they will receive the same great service from Whitney's."

Whitney's Tri-Town Marine will begin selling and servicing Mercury and Mercruiser motors immediately at their location at 29 Dublin Street in Machias, which shares a building with Whitney's Tool Shed. The company plans to celebrate the acquisition with a major sales event later this month.

For more information on Whitney's Tri-Town Marine, visit www.tritownmarine.com.