Craig MelloNew England Boatworks Inc. (NEB) a full-service marina and builder of custom sailing and power yachts in Portsmouth, RI has promoted longtime paint foreman Craig Mello to Head of the Paint Department. “As the-floor leader of the paint department at NEB for many years, Craig’s proven ability as a skilled yacht painter and team leader makes him the perfect candidate to take on this larger role,” said Abby Smith, NEB’s Marketing/Projects Manager.

Mello was an auto body painter before joining NEB in 2001, and was introduced to yacht painting while working at Newport Shipyard in Newport.

“As Craig is one of our top spray painters, he will continue to spend a large portion of his time painting alongside the rest of the team,” said Smith. “We anticipate this hybrid role will allow Craig to provide strong leadership to the great painters he has been working with for many years and we see a great deal of value in having someone so hands-on more deeply involved with estimating new work.” For more information, log onto