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MaineBoats Blog

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

Monday, August 9th 2021
Also on tap will be a special exhibit showcasing 200 years of Maine small boatbuilding

Racing set for junior sailors

Monday, July 19th 2021
As big yachts gather to race in the Camden Classic the weekend of July 30, junior sailors will race in the Camden Classics Cup Youth Regatta on Friday, July 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

State unveils new shark ID tool

Tuesday, July 6th 2021
The Maine Department of Marine Resources has unveiled a new online tool to help people confirm if what they see in the water is a white shark, or something else.

Tall Ships set sail in the Penobscot River July 9-18

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021
Historic seafaring vessels will visit various ports in the lower Penobscot River basin from July 9-18, 2021. They will be honoring Maine’s rich maritime past in the waterfront towns that anchor the geographic area known as the 4-Port Loop.

New Museum is asking sailors for help

Wednesday, June 9th 2021
Sailing Museum in Newport, RI, is inviting the sailing community to share what they are doing in their communities to protect and preserve the waters they sail on.

Maine to Host New Classic Yachts Challenge Series

Tuesday, June 8th 2021
The classic racing season will start with the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge, July 24 and 25; followed by the Camden Classics Cup, July 29-31; the Castine Classic Yacht Race, August 5; and the Camden to Brooklin Feeder race on August 6. The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, now in its 36th year and the regatta that started it all in Maine wraps up the Maine series on August 7.

Express Cruiser under construction at Brooklin Boat Yard

Friday, May 21st 2021
With a top estimated speed of 50 knots, this sporty powerboat will be driven by electronically controlled, twin 250hp Mercury outboards

New Owners for Gamage Shipyard

Monday, April 19th 2021
Historic company is sold to current employees: General Manager Mike Tatro, Carol Morrison in Finance, and John Vinal in Operations.

Linekin Bay Resort newest site for Freedom Boat Club

Wednesday, April 14th 2021
Club locations are at Yarmouth Boat Yard on the Royal River, at Moose Landing Marina in the Sebago Lakes Region in Naples, at Fore Points Marina in Downtown Portland, at Sunset Marina in South Portland, and now in Boothbay Harbor at Linekin Bay Resort as well.

Maine Seacoast Mission brings vaccine to islanders

Friday, April 9th 2021
The Mission’s medical team has been travelling to seven Maine islands on board the organization’s outreach vessel, Sunbeam, and operating vaccination clinics.

Carpenter’s Boat Shop names Alicia Witham new executive director

Friday, April 2nd 2021
Alicia C. Witham has worked as a professional boat captain, educator and was a longtime manager at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School.

Custom Hunt power boat under construction at Front Street

Monday, March 29th 2021
Construction of the 41-foot custom dayboat began in early 2021. The yacht comes from the drawing board of Ray Hunt Design of New Bedford, Mass.

Once again, lobster is Maine's most valuable fishery

Wednesday, March 24th 2021
Despite market losses and due to the pandemic, Maine fisherman adjusted, and were able to earn over a half a billion dollars for their catches in 2020.

And the winning boat name stories are….

Tuesday, March 16th 2021
We were awed by the more than 80 stories submitted by readers in our “How Did You Name Your Boat Contest.” They ranged the gamut from laugh-out-loud funny, to heart-warming, fanciful, and clever. The top-four vote-getters were.....

Tell us your boat story and/or vote for your favorite name

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
A boat name, like vanity license plates, can reveal much about the personality of boat owners, and how they use their boats. Someone who names their yacht Serenity, an all-time favorite over the years, or Happy Ours, is not likely to be using their boat to make a living, while a name like Bottom Line, implies a workboat. We are asking readers to tell us us they chose a name for their boat and then to help us vote for the best stories.

New company breathes new life into Jimmy Steele's classic tender

Monday, February 22nd 2021
The classic down-east peapod design has been revived and revamped as the result of a collaboration between the legendary Sparkman & Stephens firm and the newly formed Downeast Peapod company, a subsidiary of the Newport, Rhode Island-based W-Class™️ Yacht Company.

Winter fun: Lawn Mower Racing

Friday, February 12th 2021
A group calling themselves the Thunder Valley Lawn Mower Drag Racers fired up their engines to race recently on frozen Norton Pond, in Lincolnville.

Rockland marina sold to national company

Thursday, January 28th 2021
Safe Harbor Marinas, considered the world’s largest owner and operator of marinas, has bought the Rockland, Maine marina and boatyard of Yachting Solutions. The national company has been expanding in Maine in the past year, buying the Great Island yard in Harpswell last spring.

Big new water jet cutting machine takes Front Street to the next level

Monday, January 25th 2021
The five-axis 3D waterjet cutting machine is the largest of its kind in Maine and among the largest in the country.

Iconic clock tower in Boston gets a “hand” from Maine

Monday, January 11th 2021
Boston's iconic Custom House Tower has four new sets of clock hands, thanks to Lyman-Morse Technologies in Thomaston, Maine.