The Hinckley Company acquired the assets of the sailboat builder Morris Yachts on Jan. 1, 2016. Hinckley plans to continue Morris’ boatbuilding and service operations in Maine under the name of Morris Yachts, LLC. Both companies build yachts within a quarter mile of each other in Trenton, Maine, and with the new arrangement about 380 craftsmen, engineers and technicians will provide a pool of talent.
Morris Yachts was founded 40 years ago by the late Tom Morris and has built more than 300 sailboats from bluewater yachts to day sailers. Morris owners will be welcomed at any of Hinckley’s east coast service yards from Maine to Florida. According to Morris Yachts president Cuyler Morris, “A Morris will still be a Morris, only now with more resources.”
Details of the acquisition have not been made public.