Yacht designer Michael Peters wrote an article about Maine Built Boats following his participation in the association’s annual conference in December 2015. This article appeared in the February issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine, published by Active Interest Media. Click on the article to view the PDF.
At one time almost every harbor on the coast of Maine was filled with schooners. Some were used for fishing, others for the coastal trades, and some even went deep-water sailing to parts all over the world. Following World War I, the number of schooners decreased dramatically. Today there are no schooners sailing commercially as they have been replaced by the tractor trailers. The only remaining survivors of that era can be seen at Bar Harbor, Camden, Rockland and Portland. It has been a long time since one underwent a major refit, but that is what happened to HARVEY GAMAGE at Portland Yacht Service in Portland for the past 14 months.
Padebco Custom Boat Builders & Full Service Boatyard recently launched its newest model the V25R. The sporty express-style 25’ runabout is designed on a solid fiberglass hull, and offers a cuddy cabin with v-berth, head, refrigerated wet bar and many other options. Her classic Downeast lines, teak accents and powerful twin Yamaha 150s draw attention both in the harbor and out on the water. The V25R’s seakeeping characteristics make her equally successful as a pleasure boat and as a ship’s […]
Maine Built Boats’ annual Guide to Buying and Servicing a Maine-Built Boat is now available at retail outlets, boatyards, shops and boat shows around New England!
Meet Maine Built Boats members the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 14-16 in Rockland, Maine. With boats in the water, boats on land, furniture makers, fine artists, high-end home builders, and sustainable-energy experts, the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show highlights essential components of life on the coast. Products reflect classic and timeless designs that are durable, practical, and beautiful, and represent the show’s theme.
Please join Maine Built Boats members at the 2015 Manufacturing Summit. Manufacturing Summit Manufacturers’ Association of Maine June 4, 2015 Pineland Farms, New Gloucester 8:00am-12:00PM
We are going to add some spice to this year’s Maine Boat Builder’s Show, giving it a “sport fishing” theme. SW Boatworks of Lamoine is building the new TUNA.COM for Capt. Dave Carraro of Gloucester, one of the stars of the reality television show “Wicked Tuna” seen on the National Geographic Channel. Dave will be there meeting attendees, giving a couple of seminars and selling his “TUNA.COM” merchandise. There is no question that this will draw a huge crowd. Capt. […]
Maine Yacht Center is proud to announce it completed a refit of the IMOCA Open 60 Great American IV (ex-Mirabaud), in which Rich Wilson will compete in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe, the toughest singlehanded sailing race in the world. Wilson brought the exotic canting-keel race boat to MYC in Portland, Maine, in August 2013 after sailing it across the Atlantic Ocean from France, where he purchased it on behalf of his nonprofit educational foundation, Sites Alive. Designed by Owen Clarke […]
“Good Lobster Year Helps Boat Builders” — story featured on Maine’s WCSH6 news.
Maine Built Boats hosted its third-annual Global Outreach Conference on Thursday, December 4, in Bath, Maine. Featuring seminars on sourcing services, enhancing marketing, and establishing global partnerships, the conference gathered boatbuilding-related professionals from around New England. Attendees left with new ideas for business development. Open to the regional boatbuilding industry, the Global Outreach Conference annually provides industry executives, managers, technicians and marketers with ideas for expanding their business outside of Maine and the nation. In addition to a full seminar […]
The Guimond Family has been building boats since the 1940s in the small fishing village of Escuminac located near Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. Over 600 boats have been built over three generations. The performance, stability, and comfort of the “Millennium” design introduced 2002 has broadened the marketplace to specific clientele in need of specialized vessels for Serious Fishermen, Law Enforcement Departments, Research Organizations, and other Professional Operations. Now, with a production facility located in the United States, boats can be […]
H & H Marine was started in 1984. We are the manufacturer and custom builder of Osmond Beal designed hulls. With 12 different models now in production, ranging from 25 to 47 feet with beams up to 19 ft 2 in, H & H Marine has become the leading builder of commercial fishing boats in the Northeast region. For more information contact: Bruce Grindal 932 U.S. Route 1 Steuben, ME 04680 Phone: (207) 546-7477 Fax: (207) 546-2163 Email […]
Journey’s End Marina has been located in Rockland, Maine for over 30 years. The parent company, O’Hara Corporation, has been in the maritime industry for over 100 years, operating fishing boats around the country. For more information contact: Mike Davee 120 Tillson Ave Rockland, ME 04841 Phone: (207) 594-0400 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
HADDEN BOAT COMPANY exists to build boats out of wood. During our 30 years in business we have gained a reputation for not only quality construction and repair but for the intangible “eye sweet” nature of our finished work technology. For more information contact: Alex Hadden 11 Tibbetts lane Georgetown, ME 04548 Phone: (207) 371-2662 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
DYSART’S GREAT HARBOR MARINA is a full service marina in the heart of Acadia National Park. It is run by a friendly and professional family who is enthusiastic and full of local advice. The Marina’s staff takes pride in ensuring every guest has the best possible stay. For more information contact: Jane or Micah Peabody 11 Apple Lane PO Box 1503 Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 Phone: (207) 244-0117 Fax: (207) 244-7526 Email this member directly Visit member’s […]
SW BOATWORKS specializes in all aspects of finish work, from the drawing board to completion. These boat styles always include Lobster, yacht, deep sea fishing, pleasure, passenger, and Coast Guard-approved vessels. For more information contact: Stewart Workman 358 Douglas Highway Lamoine, ME 04605 Phone: (207) 667-7427 Fax: (207) 667-7156 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
AJ ENTERPRISES builds only one size of boat and that is the AJ-28. I feel that by concentrating my efforts on the one size it has been possible to constantly improve the finish on the boats. We still can build an inexpensive commercial finish boat, but we have the ability to do a boat that has a smooth molded finish inside and out. For more information contact: Alan Johnson PO Box 276 Winter Harbor, ME 04693 Phone: (207) […]
THE APPRENTICESHOP is one of the oldest and finest traditional boatbuilding schools in the country. The Apprenticeshop offers custom boat commissions and intensive boatbuilding programs. For more information contact: 643 Main Street Rockland, ME 04841 Phone: (207) 594-1800 Fax: (207) 594-5056 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
SABRE YACHTS has been crafting sail and motor yachts for 35 years and has built 3,000 hulls to date. Sabre currently builds and six powerboat models from 38 to 54 feet in length. In 2015 Sabre will launch its largest model to date, the exciting new Sabre 66. For more information contact: Lynn Beaudoin 12 Hawthorne Road Raymond, ME 04077 Phone: (207) 655-3831 Fax: (207) 655-5050 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
Tucked away on the Harraseeket River, in the heart of Casco Bay, Brewer South Freeport Marine is southern Maine’s premier yacht yard. Home to both pleasure craft and commercial lobster boats, this sheltered harbor offers easy access to some of Maine’s most beautiful and picturesque cruising grounds.
Targeted to boatbuilders, designers, and wooden boat owners, WoodenBoat Publications has provided readers with a dynamic editorial environment that combines emerging technologies with traditional methods of boat design, construction and repair for over 30 years. Their dynamic editorial environment combines emerging technologies with traditional methods of boat design, construction and repair. Jon Wilson founded WoodenBoat in September 1974 with the publication of the first issue of WoodenBoat magazine featuring the schooner SILVER HEELS. Jon assembled the magazine from his (non-log) cabin […]
Alison Langley has earned national recognition for her exquisite nautical photography, capturing the light, beauty and motion of classic yachts around the world. Her work appears frequently on the covers of national and international sailing magazines. Alison studied film at New York University, and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Opportunity took her to Australia where she learned to sail. Smitten with the lifestyle, for six years, she crewed on yachts and sailed around the world, taking photos […]
Raymarine is proud to specialise in marine electronics; this focus ensures they offer equipment that combines industry-leading technology with intuitive robust design, ideally suited to withstand the range of marine conditions that would spell disaster to lesser electronic ranges. Raymarine’s world-class test facilities put products through their paces on your behalf; they shake, bake, freeze and flood products and components to their limit so you don’t have to find out what those limits are the hard way. Their test boat […]
AccuTech Marine Propeller, Inc. is pleased to be New England’s only computer based propeller shop utilizing Prop Scan & Hale MRI technology. They accurately repair propellers and provide new propellers tuned to ISO class tolerances. AccuTech Marine Propeller, Inc. was established in 2001 as a result of personal experiences as boat owners and consumers with “traditional” propeller repair shops. Their shop was originally established around Prop Scan technology. This equipment has allowed them to accurately repair propellers and provide new propellers […]
Heritage Panelgraphics has been designing and cutting panels locally in Edmonds since 1993. Our commitment to quality and service makes us an excellent choice for anyone needing customized panels for their boat. Heritage Panelgraphics’s Don Austin has over 50 years experience as an electronic engineer and he started Heritage Panelgraphics in 1993. Since then he has completed countless projects for both commercial and private vessels. As a boat owner, he understand the unique specifications required by his customers. Don works […]
Brokering fine power & sailing yachts, representing buyers & sellers of Maine built boats. Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat Associates.
Established in 1977 as a source for traditional marine hardware and supplies in Maine, Hamilton Marine now sells to boatbuilders, sailors, pleasure boaters and commercial fishermen throughout the world. Hamilton Marine is the largest discount ship’s chandlery north of Boston. Inventory is extensive, representing top manufacturers in the business. Hamilton Marine has five locations on the coast of Maine extending from Downeast to the south coast, as well as an extensive online presence. Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat […]
Smithwick & Mariners Insurance is a full service Independent Insurance Agency providing personal, commercial, life, health, business and marine insurance with over 20 carriers. As independent agents, they shop your coverage among several different insurance companies to provide the best possible rates. They carefully select the insurance companies they represent for financial stability and service. Whether negotiating a renewal, requesting a change to your policy or placing a claim, their office excels at handling your insurance concerns in a professional […]
PierVantage provides small and mid-sized businesses with sophisticated business management technology solutions, allowing them to manage their operations effectively and provide superior customer service. their cloud-based solutions are tailored for companies in specific industries. Because they recognize that small business from the backbone of our economy, they take great pride in designed sophisticated solutions that enable small and mid-sized businesses to compete effectively while reducing their operating expense. their cloud-based solutions deliver rich, industry-specific capabilities to address critical operational challenges. […]
Marine Parts Express sells new, used, rare and hard-to-find parts, engines, sterndives, transmissions and all kinds of maintenance items. They have an extensive used parts yard and can probably find it if you need it. Marine Parts Express also has certified mechanics who will inspect your transmission or engine to determine whether it can be repaired or rebuilt, and then give you an estimate on what it would cost to bring that part back to factory specifications. Their certified mechanics will also […]
Top quality vessels built with Maine pride. Maine built boats – from luxury yachts to workboats and canoes – exemplify the finest craftsmanship and latest technology available today. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into a Maine built boat in our photo and video galleries.