Sawyer & Whitten

Serving Portland, Maine for over 30 years!

Located in the heart of the Portland Working Waterfront 36 Union Wharf.


Our New retail store and service shop is located in the heart of the Portland Working Waterfront 36 Union Wharf just off Commercial Street. Our new facility includes a garage bay and dockage right behind our store allowing us to have our customers to pull there boat right up to our dock.


For your convenience, Sawyer & Whitten Marine operates a fleet of well equipped service vehicles so that our technicians can come to where your vessel is docked or stored. On larger projects that are further afield our technicians will stay in temporary accommodation for the duration of the installation. For service calls and equipment installations our typical service area stretches from Jonesport Maine through all of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, plus Boston through all of Rhode Island to northeastern Connecticut. Larger re-fits and new builds can be undertaken anywhere on the east coast from Florida to Maine.


A list of some of our recent projects gives an idea of the scope of work we undertake outside of our ‘home’ area:

  • Supply, design, Installation and maintenance of full electronics navigation, communication and safety systems package on a 90 + foot commercial shrimp boat new build in Alabama (for one of our commercial customers).
  • Supply, design, Installation and seatrial of full electronics package for Farrins Boat Shop 40′ custom beal hull.
  • Supply, design and installation of electronic equipment and equipment commissioning and sea trial calibrations in liberty marina Danvers Mass.
  • Supply, design, Installation, commissioning and maintenance of a complete electronics navigation suite on a 40′ foot Wesmac hull for Central Maine Power.
  • Supply, design, installation and maintenance of a KVH hd7 gyrostabilized tv system with 6 direcTv set top boxes and tv’s for the USCG bouy tendor Markus Hanna.
  • Supply of electronics equipment consulting, commissioning and sea trial on 2 new tendor builds for Hodgdon Yachts in Boothbay Maine (see picture to the right).
Marine Systems
Marine Electronics Installer


Our electronics department is a sales and service dealer for all the major marine equipment manufacturers. We can supply the equipment at competitive prices and install it with correct interfacing to your boat’s existing equipment. After installation, we will commission and calibrate the system and show you how to use it. Sawyer & Whitten Marine provides a Lifetime installation warranty on all the equipment we sell and install. In addition, many manufacturers provide extended equipment warranty’s if their products are installed by our factory trained staff.

Our electronics technicians combine years of troubleshooting experience with manufacturers’ product specific training sessions and NMEA technical classes. In fact our technicians are NMEA CMET, AMEI ABYC Master Technicians. From navigation and communication equipment, instruments, entertainment systems, to computers and marine software, we have the expertise and experience to track down the toughest technical problems and get your system up and running again in the shortest possible time.

Marine Systems

The marine systems department at Sawyer & Whitten Marine will ensure your boat is properly equipped for comfortable, safe cruising. Our skilled technicians sell, install and repair air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems, water makers, battery chargers and electrical distribution systems. With ABYC Electrical, Marine Systems & AC & Refrigeration certifications, NMEA certifications and manufacturer specific technical training, our technicians have the experience and knowledge to keep you cruising safely in comfort.
As vessel electrical systems evolve from the traditional centralized circuit breaker panels to distributed power distribution systems that save weight and increase functionality, we can provide design drawings and/or installations to take advantage of the new technology. From alternate energy charging systems, the latest in battery technology to hybrid/electric propulsion, contact us for advice on your next new build or refit.

Marine Systems
Marine Electronics Installer

Boat Builders we work with

Hodgdon Yachts

Hodgdon Yachts

HY are Builders of fast, cruising custom boats of all sizes. “Our goal at Hodgdon Yachts is to build the world’s best sailing or motor yacht”

Seaway Boats

Seaway Boats

The Seaway Brand Boat – Is A New England Tradition.


Farrins Boat Shop

Builders of custom Lobster and sport fish style Boats.

Morgan Bay

Morgan Bay Boat Company

MBBC specializes in custom made Maine yachts and boats for fishing and pleasure.

Marinas we work with


Dimillo’s Marina and Yacht Sales

Located on the Portland Waterfront specializes in the Sale, maintenance and refit of Sabre & Back Cove yachts. Dimillo’s can provide dockage and storage for boats using our services.


Gowen Marine & Boat Yard

Located right beside out store just steps from their docks. Gowen provides complete vessel repair and maintenance services. Gowen can provide dockage and storage for boats using our services.


Port Harbor Marine

Located in South Portland Maine, the marina is the summer home for many, large cruising and sport fishing charter yachts. PHM can provide dockage and storage for boats using our services.


Portland Yacht Services

PYS is Located on the Portland harbor waterfront just a short walk to our store. PYS can provide dockage and storage for boats using our services.