New Acquisition

Whitney's Tool Shed of Machias acquires Tri-Town Marine

MACHIAS – David Whitney announced today that Whitney's Tool Shed has acquired Tri-Town Marine, a marine parts and service company located in Harrington and owned by Patrick Davis.  As a result of the acquisition, Tri-Town Marine will become Whitney's Tri-Town Marine and relocate to 29 Dublin Street in Machias, sharing a building with Whitney's Tool Shed.

Veteran Honda technicians Ross Davis and Nick Davis, under direction of their uncle, Patrick Davis, will bring many years of expertise with them to work for Whitney's Tri-Town Marine.  As David Whitney notes, this is the reason they have coined the phrase, "Same great service, only closer to you."

"As a long time customer of Tri-Town Marine, I recognized the value that franchise could bring to the Whitney brand," says Whitney.  "We are very excited to add this business to Whitney's Tool Shed, but I believe our customer is the biggest winner of all."

Earlier this year, Whitney announced that he was looking for a buyer for Whitney's Tool Shed, an equipment rental business he opened in 1999.  Not wanting to close the business that had filled such a great need in the area, Whitney considered another solution.

"We began to think about expansion as an option instead," says Whitney. "The timing of Pat's wish to sell, together with our desire to expand, made this a perfect match."

Raised on the foundation of a strong service to the boating customer, Tri-Town Marine has served the fishermen and boaters of Downeast Maine since 1976.  Tri-Town sells Honda motors, services all others, and also offers new and used boats for sale.

"I'm thrilled to bring my years of experience to work for Whitney's Tri-Town Marine to help with the transition," said Patrick Davis, former owner of Tri-Town Marine.  "Customers will continue to receive the same great service, but now in a location that more centrally serves the people of Washington County. I believe this will be a true win for all involved."

Prior to the move to Dublin Street in Machias this past weekend, Tri-Town Marine was located on Route 1 in Harrington.

Whitney's Tri-Town Marine will officially open for business at the foot of College Hill in Machias just in time for boating season. Mobile service will also be available. 

For more information on Whitney's Tool Shed or Whitney's Tri-Town Marine, visit www.whitneystoolshed.com.