New Kodiak Boatlift Draws Seward Business Owner

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Diana Gish/KMXT

During a presentation to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Harbormaster Marty Owen talked about Kodiak’s new boat lift. He offered a short history lesson on the project and talked about the economic potential the new operation can bring to Kodiak.

The Harbormaster’s office maintains a list of authorized businesses available to perform contract work for boat owners. Owen says that getting on that list can be a boon for local entrepreneurs.

Some business owners are moving to Kodiak because of the new lift. That includes Dennis Butts who owns Quality Marine of Alaska. Butts recently expanded his business by opening up a branch in Kodiak.

He spoke to KMXT’s Diana Gish from Seward.

(Boat Lift Part 2 “We do marine … available in Kodiak.”)

To be listed as a Kodiak Boat Yard Vendor, businesses must pay an annual fee of 300 dollars, be insured, have a business license and the ability to collect sales tax.

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