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 Today there are no schooners sailing commercially as they have been replaced by the tractor trailers.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 […]
Maine Built Boats’ third-annual boatbuilding industry conference is scheduled Thursday, December 4, 2014. Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference will offer industry executives, managers and marketers ideas for expanding their business outside of Maine and the nation. The conference, which will be held at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, offers a combination of exhibition and seminars to support Maine boatbuilders. Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference offers seminars in marine systems technology, fabrication, digital marketing, and management. Each seminar […]
A.W. PETTEGROW, INC. is located in the quiet Maine seacoast town of Southwest Harbor, where boats and the sea are a way of life. Pettegrow boats have developed a reputation for being carefully built, strong, seaworthy craft that are beautiful to behold. For more information contact: Kim Pettegrow 135 Seal Cove Road Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 Phone: (207) 244-7222 Fax: (207) 244-5084 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
WEST BAY BOATS a family-run business is now training members of their fourth generation. We are proud to be carrying on in the tradition of boat building, an industry which was established in our area many years ago. For more information contact: Paul West 8 Town Landing Road Steuben, ME 04680 Phone: (207) 546-4300 Fax: (207) 546-9770 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
GREENE MARINE is home to New England’s most experienced multi-hull builders. Located in Yarmouth, Maine, where Walter Greene has been creating cutting-edge racing and cruising multi-hull designs for almost 40 years. He has also built boats by designers including Ted Hood, Ed Dubois, Jim Antrim, and Jim Taylor. For more information contact: Walter Greene Even Keel Rd Yarmouth, ME 04096 Phone: (207) 846-3184 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
John’s Bay Boat Company is a small, traditional boatshop located in mid-coast Maine. We build custom plank on frame boats for work or pleasure up to 50’ in length. Owner Peter Kass works alongside a small, highly experienced crew to efficiently build some of the best boats in Maine. For more information contact: John’s Bay Boat Shop McFarland’s Cove Road South Bristol, ME 04568 Phone: (207) 644-8261 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
GREAT HARBOR BOATWORKS (formerly Ralph Stanley Inc.) has the unique combination of traditional boat design and building experience coupled with the best that cutting-edge technology has to offer. For more information contact: Richard Stanley PO Box 458 298 Seawall Road Building 7 Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 Phone: (207) 244-3795 Fax: (207) 244-0097 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
CRANBERRY ISLAND BOATYARD was founded in 1985, when David and Barbara Stainton moved from Vermont. Cranberry Island Boatyard maintains approximately 35 boats a year, besides building the Western Ways and their 10’ dingy. For more information contact: Barbara Stainton PO Box 129 Cranberry Isles, ME 04625 Phone: (207) 244-7316 Fax: (207) 244-7316 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
HEWES & COMPANY offers CNC machining to the marine industry: moulds, frames, half models, prefab Marinedeck, Corian, router patterns, curved doors & frames, as well as traditional interior joinery and varnish, CAD work and photo-digitizing services For more information contact: Gardner Pickering P.O. Box 599 419 Ellsworth Road Blue Hill, ME 04614 Phone: (207) 460-1178 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
W-Class Yachts are a modern breed of classics. Constructed from an innovative cold-molding process and equipped with modern technologies, the W.37, W.46, W.76 and W.100 inspire the excitement of big-boat match-racing. For more information contact: Donald Tofias One Washington St. Newport, RI 02840 Phone: (401) 619-1190 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
HOLLAND’S BOAT SHOP has built over 400 downeast-style boats for both commercial and pleasure use. Our traditional round-bilge design has a sharp entry forward that turns flat aft to provide easily driven, sea-kindly, true downeast-style boats. For more information contact: Glenn Holland 7 Mill Lane Belfast, ME 04915 Phone: (207) 338-3155 Fax: (207) 338-2442 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
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 […]
Billy Black is known for his intrepid seamanship and for going that extra mile under the most challenging conditions to get the perfect shot that captures the spirit of an exotic location and its people while remaining responsive to deadline and budget. Billy Black’s office in Portsmouth, Rhode Island houses his huge library of lifestyle, location, regatta and event photography. Over half a million transparencies and digital images are organized for easy retrieval by his wife Joyce and assistant Meagan Beauchemin. […]
In 1992 Novatec Braids established its rope manufacturing business at the head of the harbor in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The site offered many advantages: proximity to the North Atlantic fishing industry, the region’s long tradition of high quality textile manufacturing, the skilled local workforce and available space for continued expansion. Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat Associates.
For over 100 years, German paint pioneer Mankiewicz has led the development of technologically advanced products to protect and beautify machinery, automobile interiors and wide-body commercial airliners.
As a leader in the Marine Electronics industry, Navtronics specializes in on-board system selection, design, and integration. We provide solutions for marine navigation, communication, and entertainment systems to boat builders, boatyards and vessel owners. Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat Associates.
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. […]
Since 1993, ZURN YACHT DESIGN has been a valuable resource for aesthetically pleasing yachts whose performance excel beyond expectations; bringing timeless designs to discriminating clientele in sail, power and most recently, paddle. They are adept at every phase of the design process and pay attention to all the details, to the very end. With over 350 power and sailboats built in the last 20 years it’s difficult not to recognize a Zurn Design as she passes in the water. Designing yachts […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.