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Sunbeam V getting a refit and overhaul at Front Street

Thursday, January 16th 2020
This fall, Front Street Shipyard in Belfast hauled the Sunbeam V for a refit and overhaul. Built at Washburn and Doughty in 1995, the 75' vessel was generally in good condition, but needed some updates and refinishing.

Hodgdon launches first in a new line of tenders

Thursday, January 9th 2020
The Crossover line's naval architecture and styling is by Philippe Cabon and Cyril Le Sourd and the engineering is by Hodgdon Tenders' in-house team. It has numerous unique features including a folding helm console, retractable carbon fiber T-top, custom wrap-around fender, and water jet drive.

NOAA to phase out traditional paper charts beginning next year

Tuesday, November 19th 2019
It's the end of an era that began almost 200 years ago. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has announced plans to phase out completely its production of traditional paper charts over the next five years in favor of electronic vector charts based on digital data.

New Hamilton marine store opening in Kittery

Wednesday, November 6th 2019
The new store will be located in the former Jackson’s Hardware and Marine store, whose owners recently retired.

Mary E Placed on National Register of Historic Places

Wednesday, November 6th 2019
Historic vessel is considered the oldest Mane-built fishing schooner still sailing.

Red sky in the morning.....

Tuesday, November 5th 2019
The old saying is based on facts.

Presidential yacht SEQUOIA lands in Maine

Monday, October 21st 2019
The 94-Year-Old “Floating White House” will completely restored over the next few years in Belfast.

UMaine launches world’s largest 3D printed boat

Thursday, October 10th 2019
The 25-foot, 5,000-pound vessel not only is the largest 3D printed object in the world; it also was produced by the world’s largest 3D thermoplastic printer in little more than 70 hours.

Thank your harbormaster

Thursday, September 26th 2019
The first annual celebration of National Harbormaster Appreciation Day will be October 9, 2019.

Three cited for herring violations

Thursday, September 19th 2019
“These violations are nothing short of a blatant disregard of the rules that protect Atlantic herring.” Said Commissioner Patrick Keliher.

A sailor and his pocket cruiser

Friday, September 13th 2019
Nigel Irens is a British yacht designer best known for his high performance, ocean racing multi-hulls. He designed this small, lug-rigged yawl, know as the Romilly design and a bigger sister in the 1990s.

Portland company awarded $8 million Navy Contract

Thursday, August 8th 2019
The three-year contract from the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research focuses on pursuing new science and technology for safer hulls and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for fast boats.

Silent Maid, a 2009 catboat, takes top honors in Castine to Camden race

Monday, August 5th 2019
Under clear skies and a dying northwest breeze moving to the southwest, thirty-six boats set sail from the Castine harbor headed for Camden. Because of a dying wind and a turning tide, the race was shortened.

Camden Classics Cup draws record number of boats

Wednesday, July 31st 2019
The event, presented by Lyman-Morse from Friday through Saturday, July 26-27 included racing in and around outer Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Some 75 yachts competed, up from 68 last year, in nine classes.

Five dogs will compete for the title of World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials

Tuesday, July 30th 2019
The 2019 World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials will take place during the Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 11, and are included in the price of an admission ticket to the show.

Annual Boat & Home Show Goes Green

Thursday, July 25th 2019
The Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, 2019, in Rockland, Maine, has implemented a fleet of new initiatives this year as part of an ongoing effort to become a Zero Waste event. Many exhibitors at the show also will feature products designed to promote greener living.

Castine Classic Yacht event to celebrate Herreshoff

Wednesday, July 24th 2019
The 20th annual Castine Classic Yacht Celebration, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, will honor the iconic designs of Nathanael G. Herreshoff.

Get ready for the Maine Boat & Home Show in Rockland, Aug. 9-11

Wednesday, July 24th 2019
The Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, will feature an array of events and happenings in addition to a fleet of close to 100 boats, large and small, power and sail.

Front Street Shipyard opens new client lounge and interior design showroom

Thursday, July 18th 2019
TACK studios — Yacht Interior Design of North Yarmouth, Maine, styled a 400-square-foot room overlooking the waterfront in Front Street Shipyard’s Building 1. The client lounge now doubles as an interior design showroom featuring color and fabric samples as well as design inspiration for yachts.

Museum exhibit showcases women who lobster

Wednesday, July 17th 2019
The exhibit showcases the lobster industry, explores Maine’s traditions and heritage, and reveals the strength of women.