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MaineBoats Blog

Freedom Boat Club Adds Kennebunk Location

Tuesday, February 13th 2024
Vessel sharing group to open its seventh Maine location at DiMillo’s Marina.

American Sailor Rounds Cape Horn

Tuesday, January 30th 2024
Solo sailor Cole Brauer passes a key race milestone in second place as she heads to the finish of the Global Solo Challenge.

Working Waterfront Support Fund Gets Support

Thursday, January 25th 2024
Kudos go to two organizations who have found ways to raise needed funds for the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association’s Working Waterfront Support Fund.

Seacoast Mission Seeks a Ship’s Steward

Thursday, January 18th 2024
A Maine islands service provider has an opening for a steward to work and cook aboard the Sunbeam, which serves a number of islands downeast.

Coastal Storm Damage Resources Available

Friday, January 12th 2024
The Island Institute has assembled useful links and a media roundup of coverage detailing the catastrophic damage done to Maine's coast.

Tech Seminars Offered for Mariners

Tuesday, January 9th 2024
Onboard electrical and equipment problems can turn a pleasant coastal cruise into an offshore nightmare. Tech expert Nigel Calder will present a pair of two-day courses for sailors, power boaters and marine professionals this year in Portland.

A Maine Sailor Recognized for Long Distance Voyaging

Thursday, January 4th 2024
The Cruising Club of America gives the 2023 Far Horizons Award to Maxwell Fletcher of Orr's Island.

Free Admission at Maine Maritime Museum

Tuesday, January 2nd 2024
The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath offers free admission on weekends through the end of February, and hosts a changing schedule of exhibits.

Check Out the Online Videos from Bigelow Laboratory

Thursday, December 28th 2023
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has posted all of its Cafe Sci talks from 2023, just in time for anyone home over the holidays to enjoy.

Solo sailor Kirsten Neuschafer to give talk about her record-setting global race win

Thursday, September 7th 2023
Kirsten Neuschäfer, who recently became the first woman to win a solo, nonstop round-the-world sailboat race, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, September 22, at the Rockport Opera House. This event will be Neuschäfer's first U.S. appearance since her record-setting Golden Globe victory.

Get rid of your old boat flares!

Thursday, August 24th 2023
Hamilton Marine and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Host Expired Marine Flare Collection Event in Portland

2023 Maine Boat & Home Show to Showcase the State’s Best Boats

Tuesday, August 8th 2023
As the largest of its kind north of Newport, Rhode Island, the Boat & Home show, which takes place on the Rockland waterfront this Aug. 11-13, presents a wide range of boats, ranging from large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, power and sail, displayed both on land and in the water; activities for children and adults; and a variety of art, clothing, jewelry, live music, marine gear, and food.

New owners at Shaw & Tenney

Friday, July 14th 2023
Since 2003, Steve Holt and Nancy Forster-Holt led the iconic Orono-based company through a transition to digital commerce and growth. The couple sold Shaw & Tenney on July 7 to Neil and Jennifer Gutekunst.

Calling all volunteers

Friday, June 30th 2023
Join our team and be a part of the fabulous Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland Waterfront, Aug. 11-13.

Sea Tow® Portland/Midcoast, Maine Under New Ownership

Thursday, June 29th 2023
Local entrepreneur and business owner, Steve Arnold has added Sea Tow® Portland/Midcoast, Maine, to his portfolio of marine businesses.

Boat School receives $675,000 EPA grant

Thursday, June 29th 2023
Funds awarded for hazardous materials removal on campus

Brad Betts chosen as artist for Maine Boat & Home Show poster

Wednesday, May 17th 2023
Produced by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the Maine Boat & Home Show will take place this year from Aug. 11-13 on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. The annual boat and home show shines a spotlight on boats, marine products, art, furniture, and other fine hand-made crafts.

New campus for Boothbay Sea and Science Center

Thursday, March 16th 2023
The organization has acquired the former estate of Mildred Carter on Linekin Bay

Ice boaters finally got onto the ice

Thursday, February 9th 2023
Last weekend's cold weather had an upside: ice boat sailors who have been fiddling their thumbs for much of the winter waiting for lakes to freeze finally were able to get out and enjoy some hard-water sailing.

Changing of the guard at Brooklin Boat Yard

Thursday, February 9th 2023
The yard is now owned by its employees and Steve White has handed over the job of president to Brian Larkin