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Hamilton Marine moving to new building in Portland

Friday, January 11th 2019
The marine hardware and supplies company is moving out of its former Fore Street location this January and into much bigger new digs at 193 Presumpcott Street.

Hinckely introduces new fast, expedition yachts

Tuesday, January 8th 2019
These new Ocean Series yachts have been drawn by the legendary Ray Hunt Design studio with a focus on offshore performance for customers looking to explore new destinations.

Schooner Bowdoin hauled for hull work

Friday, December 21st 2018
Schooner Bowdoin Undergoing Hull Restoration at Bristol Marine, The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor. Work will be complete into for the summer season.

Marine Patrol gets a new ride

Thursday, December 20th 2018
The new 26-foot vessels was built by Biddeford-based General Marine and replaces a 21-foot Boston Whaler.

Origins of port and starboard

Tuesday, December 18th 2018
NOAA sets the record straight

Hodgdon Yacht employees make 150 wooden toys for local children

Friday, November 30th 2018
Reviving a company tradition from 20 years ago, Hodgdon employees donated over 100 hours of time to build the toys, which will be distributed through Toys for Tots to children in Lincoln County.

Brooklin Boat Yard Building second Botin Partners custom sailing yacht

Thursday, November 29th 2018
This is the Brooklin, Maine yard’s second collaboration with Botin Partners — the yard launched the 22m Toroa in 2017. Seeing Toroa inspired the Botin 55 owner to approach Brooklin Boat Yard and Botin Partners to design and build this new custom yacht.

The first Sea Blade X under construction at Front Street

Wednesday, November 28th 2018
The composite boats will be built on Navatek’s signature stepped ultra-deep vee hull, which originally was designed for open-water military applications.

Front Street's new 22,000 square foot building with room for a massive boat lift

Friday, November 9th 2018
The massive steel structure was built by Maine Coast Construction, engineered by Gartley & Dorsky, and designed by John Hansen of South Thomaston. It was designed to be tall enough to accommodate the shipyard's 485-ton mobile lift — the largest in New England north of Newport, Rhode Island. The lift is big enough to move a 170-foot steel hulled boat.

New public magnet school has a curriculum built around the sea

Thursday, November 8th 2018
A new public high school in Searsport, based at the Penobscot Marine Museum, is designed to prepare students for careers on or around the water.

Illegal waste discharge from large ship leads to $3.2 million fine

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
German Shipping Operator fined $3.2 Million in connection with the illegal discharge of oily waste into Portland Harbor from one of its vessels.

Innovative 57' express cruiser will merge wood and fiberglass

Friday, November 2nd 2018
Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast, Maine, has teamed up with C.W. Hood Yachts, and Lyman morse boatbuilding on an innovative 57’ express cruiser.

Science and Art Collaboration to Offer New Look at Antarctic Marine Viruses

Wednesday, October 31st 2018
​Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences plans to collaborate with Justin Levesque, an award-winning, interdisciplinary artist from Portland, Maine, on a project focused on marine viruses.

Grant will help develop 3D technology for boat builders

Wednesday, October 24th 2018
Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center receives $500,000 to help boat builders incorporate 3D printing technology

MBH&H honored by magazine industry peers

Thursday, October 11th 2018
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine won several national magazine awards recently, including a first place Eddie in Folio’s prestigious magazine contest.

Huge ocean liner makes a stop in Rockland, Maine

Tuesday, September 25th 2018
The 1,132-foot ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2 (also referred to as the QM2) paid a visit to Rockland, Maine, on Sept. 25, dwarfing the breakwater, the local ferries, and all the other boats in the harbor power and sail.

World's largest sloop sails the Maine coast

Thursday, September 13th 2018
A sailboat reputed to be the largest single-masted yacht in the world was spotted recently cruising along the Maine coast, making stops in Portland and off Camden, where it was too big to fit into the harbor.

Two Maine boatbuilders will build a custom cruising yacht

Monday, September 10th 2018
Brooklin Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine, and Hinckley Yachts of Southwest Harbor, Maine, are partnering to build a Bill Tripp-designed Sou’wester 53. T

Many Winners at Annual Maine Boat & Home Show

Thursday, August 16th 2018
Fine boats and bespoke furniture were admired (and purchased), live music was enjoyed while delicious Maine-made food was being consumed, and a yellow Lab successfully defended her title as World Champion Boatyard Dog®. All this added zest to an event that featured 60 boats in the water and about 40 more on land: power and sail, young and old, fiberglass and wood. “The vibe on show grounds was wonderful,” said John K. Hanson, Jr., publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, which organizes the event. “Where else can you attend a show that ranges from million-dollar yachts to restored canoes, and has a ‘glamping’ tent, a tiny house, and soft pretzels? The array of boats showcased the profound depth of talent that Maine boatbuilders bring to the table, and the other finely crafted wares on hand, fine furniture, jewelry, fiber arts, and painting, photography were equally diverse. I don’t think you can find an event quite like it anywhere.”

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - 2017 World Champ Zola the Wonder Dog

Friday, August 10th 2018
Be there when the REAL World Champion Boatyard Dog stands up, sits down, rolls over and takes a bow-wow!