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2010 Boat Show Boats Photo Gallery

A Gallery of Select Photos

Maisie McGooMaisie McGoo, built by John Williams Boat Comapany, was at the show.
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Photo by Alison Langley
Boatbuilders from Maine and around the world choose the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, Maine’s only in-the-water boat show, as the place to debut their creations and display recent works. Spectacular boats are always on display in the water, along the show’s 2,200 feet of docks, and on land. We have highlighted some debut boats here. "Many New England boatbuilders choose the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show to debut their latest creations," said show founder John K. Hanson, Jr. "The 2010 show continues this trend with new sail and powerboats, plus some significant restorations." From rowing craft and runabouts to poweryachts and daysailers, the vessels on display will reflect the show’s theme: "Tradition Shapes Innovation.™" This is a nod to the enduring qualities that define Maine-built products–classic, timeless designs that are durable, practical, functional, and beautiful–and to the influence of emerging technologies and innovative designs. Some boats push the innovative side of "Tradition Shapes Innovation," such as the 29' solar-powered, diesel-electric launch Zogo, built by French & Webb of Belfast, and the new P-47 power catamaran Moxie, from Bremen-based Maine Cat, which has a shallow draft for shoal-water cruising and a double-cabin bridge deck design. Wilbur Yachts of Southwest Harbor will exhibit Betsy, a new Wilbur 46 that combines classic Maine lines with modern technologies such as extensive use of LED lighting. Betsy is powered in part by solar panels and a fuel cell. John Williams Boat Company of Mount Desert will show Maisie McGoo, a Stanley 38 whose owners were inspired by the Stanley that was displayed at the 2008 show. Maisie is a more spacious, stretched-out version of the Stanley 36. The brand new Back Cove 30 from Rockland-based Back Cove Yachts blends downeast lobsterboat styling with a contemporary deep-vee underbody featuring a recessed prop. New from Hunt Yachts are hardtop versions of the Surfhunter and Harrier models, allowing for extended cruising capabilities and a lengthened boating season. At the smaller end of the powerboat spectrum will be the Swedish-built Minor 25, with its snug wheelhouse and efficient cabin layout, exhibited by Connecticut-based Skarne Marine. Among the sailboats and small craft at the show will be the Presto 30 from Ryder Boats which updates the sharpie concept with unstayed carbon-fiber masts and wishbone booms for simple but highly efficient sailing. The C.W. Hood 32 daysailer combines the sweeping sheer and overhangs of early-1900s racing yachts with a modern underbody and reduced weight. The Rustler 24, based on a David Boyd six-meter design, is a shapely daysailer with a full keel and an efficient modern sail plan. This recent introduction to the U.S. will be displayed by Berthon USA/Scandinavian Yachts of Newport, Rhode Island. In the small powerboat category, Jeff’s Marine of Thomaston will display a Crowley-Beal 23 lobster-top pocket cruiser. This Calvin Beal Jr.-designed small is trailerable yet fully capable of venturing into open waters. Below is a sampling of photos of the boats you'll see at the 2010 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show. The Exhibitor List has a complete listing of all boats and other exhibitors at the 2010 show. For more photos, check this page often, we will update this gallery as time allows.

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