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Registration is open for the 2017 Maine Built Boats Conference

Register now for the 2017 Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference! The sixth-annual event will be held at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath on Thursday, December 7, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Members of the trade, students, and the general public are invited to...

MBB Receives Mariners Award

Maine Maritime Museum recognizes MBB as Mariner of the Year: a group that has made extraordinary contributions to Maine’s maritime heritage.

Maine Yacht Center Completes 2-Year Refit

Great American 4, skippered by Rich Wilson is tied up on the pontoons is Les Sables d’Olonne, France along with the other 28 boats competing in the Vendee Globe, which starts November 5. GA4 is the only American entry in the fleet of 29 boats. The Vendee Globe is a non-stop race around the world, without assistance that takes place every 4 years. The VG is the hardest and most famous sailing race in the world. Nicknamed the Everest of the Seas.

Global Outreach Conference: December 8, 2016

The 2016 Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine. The full seminar schedule and list of exhibitors will be available soon. Please check the website for more information:...

HARVEY GAMAGE Restored at Portland Yacht Services

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 Today there are no schooners sailing commercially as they have been replaced by the tractor trailers.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 Adds a New Runabout to its Line

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....

Maine Yacht Center Refits Vendee Globe Boat

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...

Maine Built Boats Hosts Third-Annual Conference

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...

Global Outreach Conference Dates Announced

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...

Sabre Begins Construction on its Largest Ever Yacht

When Sabre first began building 28 foot sailboats in 1970, there were very few large, owner operated motor yachts in use.  Over the past forty+ years the fleet of large, private vessels has grown dramatically with new operating systems allowing owner operators to be...

Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference

Maine Boat Yards Share Ideas for Industry Growth Representatives from dozens of Maine’s boat building and repair yards converged in Bath, Maine, yesterday to generate ideas for business development. Maine Built Boats Inc., an industry association that promotes Maine’s...

Successful Launch of Back Cove Downeast 37

Back Cove Yachts is pleased to announce the successful launch of their latest model, the Back Cove Downeast 37. The celebration took place on Thursday, July 11th, attended by over 100 friends, dealers and members of the media, at DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant in...

Great Island Boat Yard is Bruckmann’s Authorized Service Yard

Bruckmann Yachts has decided to form a service relationship with the Great Island Boat Yard in Harpswell Maine. From Bruckmann: Our mission at Bruckmann is building the highest calibre classic sailing and motor yachts and we are continuously focused on that mission....

Back Cove Yachts to Launch Downeast 37

Back Cove Yachts, of Rockland, Maine, is pleased to announce the debut of their latest model, the Back Cove Downeast 37 which will launch July 11, 2013. The Back Cove Downeast 37 is sure to be a crowd pleaser. “The ideas that drive the Downeast 37 design are very...

Morris Yachts Hires New Brokerage Salesman

Morris Yachts is pleased to announce the selection of Bob Marston as a Brokerage Sales Professional for their Newport, Rhode Island, sales office. In his position, Marston will be responsible for overseeing brokerage sales operations in the Newport, RI area and...