Proudly serving the Jamestown Newport Area for over 40 years

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Established in 1974, Conanicut Marine Services Inc.
was founded by Bill and May Munger and has been a family run business for over 40 years.

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We are always looking for talented, conscientious workers to join the team at Conanicut Marine Services in part time, contract and full time positions.

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CMS Goes Solar

In October of 2013, CMS installed a solar photovoltaic system, which was the largest renewable-energy facility to be developed in Rhode Island’s marine trades to date.

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Conanicut Marine Services Inc. is a family-run business proudly serving the Jamestown Newport area
for over 40 years.

Our History

CMS was founded in 1974 by Jamestown natives, Bill and May (Dickinson) Munger. Bill grew up in the West Ferry area of Jamestown and was always addicted to the boats in his Dad’s boat-building shop.  In 1974, Bill, in his mid-twenties decided to change his focus from yacht design to yacht repair and maintenance. At this time most boats were wooden and Bill had a shop in their home basement while May did the books from their kitchen table.  Daughter Marilyn and son Steve also helped out with the family business. Bill recalls the business was built “shingle by shingle, employee by employee”. The Mungers won a bid to lease the town basin and pier and built marina facilities there. That provided the seed to begin CMS and also the village as businesses returned to the area. CMS, with a Boat Yard, Marina, Ship Store Chandlery and the Jamestown Newport Ferry, aims to provide great customer service at a great value with attention to details, while investing in infrastructure to provide state of the art facilities and operations that are environmentally friendly. We welcome you to our hometown of Jamestown!

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