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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Nobody Boats on Sesame Street...Bangor Boat Show Gets Bumped For Big Bird:(


If you came looking to buy a new Bennington at the Cross Center today, you are going to have to settle for Burt and Ernie.  But don't fret, you have all week to take advantage of Boat Show pricing, extended Yamaha warranties, and the famous Hamlin's Money Booth with your chance to win up to $2000 in store credit with the purchase of a qualifying boat package!

This week Hamlin's Marina will cap off March Madness boat deals with a 24 hour sale!  That's right, Hamlin's Marina in Hampden will be hosting an amazing sales event on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th:


If you haven't heard yet, twelve lucky contestants have been picked to compete during the event to win a new Scout 151 boat package with a Yamaha 50 HP outboard.  

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And for the truly hardcore, join us Friday night at midnight in our boat showroom for a screening of Jaws, Jaws II, and Jaws III.  We will follow it up with a Boater's Breakfast from 6-8 A.M. while we observe the poor remaining souls competing to win the Scout!




Sunday, March 17, 2019

March Madness at Hamlin’s Marina

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  One of my favorite holidays, also marks the mid-point of March Madness at Hamlin’s Marina.

Boaters all know that March is the month to buy a boat  because you can save money, qualify for extended warranties, and have time to order the boat exactly how you want it!

The Portland Boat Show and the Augusta Boat Show are in the books and we are busy rigging dozens of boats for the upcoming season for Maine families, fishermen, and ocean adventurers.  

Today our team is at the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show at the University of Maine field house.



This show is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of great deals on aluminum fishing Boats from Polar Kraft and Alumacraft powered by Yamaha outboards.  You can also check out the new Value Fishing Packages from Bennington.  Check out these Doorbuster Deals on Alumacraft Packages:



Next week we prepare for our biggest show of the year, the Bangor Boat Show running Thursday through Saturday.  We will have over 30 boats on display!

Then to cap off the month of March on Friday, March 29th at noon until Saturday, March 30 at noon...Hamlin’s Marina will be having a 24 Hour Sale “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!” 



During the sale we will be having a Jaws Movie Marathon in the Hampden Showroom, hosting a Boater’s Breakfast on Saturday Morning, and giving away a $20,000 Scout 151 to the Winner of “All Hands On Deck”! 



Make sure you enter to win on our Facebook page!




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kicking Off the Boating Season







Get Pumped!  Get Amped!  Get Fired UP!  

Boating season is only months away, and for those of us attending the New England Boat Show in Boston this week...the season has begun.  If you are not yet aware, we are living in the Gilded Age of recreational boating.  



Veteran and newbie boaters alike have more options to get on the water than any time in the history of the world.  My Great, Great, Great Grandfather Samuel Higgins was a boat builder on the Clark's Fork River near Noxon, Montana in the late 1800s.  His designs were cutting edge back then, but I wish I could transport him to 2019 and give him a spin on a 30' Bennington Pontoon with twin Yamaha 300 outboards!

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Samuel Higgins and Friends Chilling in His Boat

                                               

There are so many exciting new boating options at Hamlin's Marina this year.  Right now we have hundreds of new boats in stock to check out including Bennington, Stingray, Mastercraft, Chris-Craft, and Scout models.  

Let me also announce an exciting new line, Scarab Jet Boats.  Scarab offers single and twin engine options from 16' to 25'.  Jet boats are an excellent option for those in shallow, rocky lakes because there are no lower units.  These boats are absolutely sick and the lack of props allow for safe surfing!  Check out footage from our maiden round trip voyage in our Scarab 215ID with twin 300 Rotax Engines from Hampden to Belfast last November...