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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.

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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.

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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:...

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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 Today there are no schooners sailing commercially as they have been replaced by the tractor trailers.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.

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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....

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