Thursday, August 24, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Maine Maritime Museum

Event proceeds benefit traditional skills programs at the museum, such as boatbuilding programs for school age kids and boating safety and navigation courses for adults.

The Mariners Award event includes:


Conversation and beers with boatbuilders. Gam participants include Brooklin Boat Yard’s Steve White; Front Street Shipyard’s JB Turner; Founder of Sabre Yachts Roger Hewson; Drew Lyman of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding: Peter Kass of John’s Bay Boat Company; and David Nutt, Boatbuilder, Boothbay.

SOCIAL HOUR 5:45-6:30

Continue the conversation and network with builders, designers, boatyard managers, chandlers, boaters and maritime enthusiasts. Participate in the silent auction by mobile phone while you socialize.


Dinner, live auction, and presentation of the 2017 Mariners Award to Maine Built Boats, on behalf of the entire boatbuilding community.

Each year, Maine Maritime Museum recognizes as Mariner of the Year an individual, organization or group that has made extraordinary contributions to Maine’s maritime heritage. The public is invited to join us at this year’s event which celebrates the essential work and significant contribution of Maine boatbuilders to the state’s longstanding maritime culture and economy.

For tickets and information, please visit

Purchase your tickets soon, as capacity is limited!

Special thanks to these early sponsors of the Mariners Award event. If you would like to buy a table or sponsor the event, please call Rebecca Roche at 207-443-1316 x344 or email