About New England Marine Documentation

At New England Marine Documentation we help people navigate vessel registry with ease, efficiency, and expertise. NEMD has been a leader in marine registry services since 1978. The crew at NEMD has carefully cultivated superb working relationships with banks, brokers and government agencies all across the globe. We are always meticulous, organized and thorough– while recognizing that time is of the essence.

Professionals in the marine industry turn to NEMD with challenging questions and extraordinary circumstances. Our team has more than 70 years of collective experience. Our comprehensive understanding of finance, and industry knowledge provide our client’s unparalleled support with complex business transactions, contracts, and closings.

NEMD is a family-owned business with an outstanding reputation for being trustworthy, communicative, and community-minded. We live our values with integrity. taking pride in our long-lasting relationships with industry partners. Education and community building are of the utmost importance to us, so you will often find us at industry events, trade shows and conferences.

Our Crew

Christine Wagner, MBA


Christine’s first summer job was with NEMD, her “Aunt Marie’s boat business.” Christine went on to earn a BS in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration. Christine has regularly consulted on operational efficiencies and process improvement projects at NEMD, while operating in senior management roles at Fortune 500 companies for over 15 years. In 2020, Christine rejoined NEMD as Vice-President and CEO where she runs a tight ship of knowledgeable, trustworthy, and friendly crew. She lives in Winchester, MA with her family and dog Bandit. She enjoys traveling, reading and volunteering within the community and local schools.

Christine is member of the following associations:

  • American Vessel Documentation Association (AVDA)
  • Massachusetts Marine Lending Association (MMLA)
  • Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA)
  • Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA)

Marie Hayward


Marie Hayward co-founded NEMD in 1978. She has been an integral part of setting and upholding industry standards for over forty years. Marie is a keynote speaker, educator and a sought after industry consultant. Professionals in the marine industry turn to Marie and her crew at NEMD with tough questions and unprecedented complications.

Marie is a founding member of AVDA, serving as the President from 2013-2015 and still serves as Director at Large. She is also an Officer at the Mass Marine Trades Association, where she has held several leadership positions over the years including President. Marie is a retired competitive sailor and an avid boater. She can be found navigating the coastal waters of New England with a radiant smile and her labrador retriever, Lily. 

Marie is a member of the following associations:

  • American Vessel Documentation Association (AVDA)
  • Massachusetts Marine Lending Association (MMLA)
  • Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA)
  • Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) 

Kelly DeVito

Manager, Documentation and State Registration

Kelly joined the crew at New England Marine Documentation in early 2020 after working as an Operations Associate at a Financial Investment company. Kelly is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in Early Childhood Education, spending several years as a Preschool Teacher. She is our Customer Experience team Lead, an innovative problem-solver and expert communicator.

Kelly is our expert for resolving all matters regarding State Titling and Registration. She has an amazing way of clarifying complex, bureaucratic processes. Kelly has her finger on the pulse of the industry– regularly representing NEMD at trade shows, conferences and events. When Kelly is not in the office she enjoys quality time with her family, cooking and vacationing in Maine.

Anita Davison

State Titling and Registration

New England Marine Documentation welcomed Anita Davison to the crew in 2022, where she joined Kelly in our growing state titling and registration department. Anita’s unique life experiences and diverse work history spanning customer service, investment banking, recruitment and event planning, combine seamlessly in the role. While her strong administrative and project management skills make her an asset to the team, Anita’s creative side allows her to provide support in other areas of the business.

Anita hails from Slovenia, was raised in Australia (where she acquired her ‘Aussie’ accent), has travelled the world and relocated to the USA in 2013. She has played Beach Volleyball at a semi-professional level, trapezed her way through circus school and can bake you a cake that looks like a sneaker. Anita now calls Winchester home, along with her two young children and an Old English Sheepdog named Sydney.

Ann Hannaford, CPA

Chief Administrative Officer

Ann was one of NEMD’s first employees in the early 1980’s, where she worked while completing a BS in Accountancy from Bentley University. She went on to enjoy a 25 year career in the Financial Services industry and is a CPA. After retiring, Ann returned to the family business at NEMD to work with clients, as well as provide operational, procedural and accounting support.

In addition to technical documentation and titling expertise, Ann’s comprehensive understanding of business and client service provides our clients with a wealth of experience and support. Ann enjoys spending time with her family and her interests include knitting, bird-watching, playing Mahjong and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Judy Webb

Office Administrator

Judy has been with New England Marine since 2000 after retiring from a lengthy career in administration. She is a quiet, yet instrumental presence, supporting internal operations including Coast Guard Submittals, billing, etc. She is conscientious, thorough and has a keen eye for catching even the smallest flaws. Judy loves bowling, reading and keeping the office plants alive.

JoAnne Carlson

Document Coordinator

JoAnne Carlson is an integral member of our crew. Her cheerful manner makes her the perfect first point of contact when phoning in to our office. JoAnne expedites calls to our agents, processes incoming and outgoing mail, and assists in administering many of our internal processes. JoAnne loves music and live theater.

Why choose us?

Together we offer our clients 70+ years of knowledge and experience, diverse and complementary skill sets, and an outstanding reputation as a highly respected family business.