2015 Guide to Buying and Servicing a Maine-Built Boat Now Available

2015 Guide to Buying and Servicing a Maine-Built Boat Now Available

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!

Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show

Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show

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.

2015 Manufacturing Summit: June 4

2015 Manufacturing Summit: June 4

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  

Wicked Tuna’s Capt. Dave Carraro will be at The Maine Boatbuilders Show

Wicked Tuna’s Capt. Dave Carraro will be at The Maine Boatbuilders Show

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 Refits Vendee Globe Boat

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 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 […]

Holland Boat Shop on WCSH6

Holland Boat Shop on WCSH6

“Good Lobster Year Helps Boat Builders” — story featured on Maine’s WCSH6 news.

Maine Built Boats Hosts Third-Annual Conference

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 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 […]

Global Outreach Conference Dates Announced

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 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 […]

Sabre Begins Construction on its Largest Ever Yacht

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 the masters of their own yachts.  Sabre followers have watched as the size of the yachts we offer has shifted with the times. To date our largest motor yacht offering has been the Sabre 54 Salon Express and […]

Newport International Boat Show

Newport International Boat Show

9/11/2014 Newport International Boat Show This prestigious event encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 85 ft. —ready for boarding and review. On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented […]

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Finestkind Boatyard

   FINESTKIND BOATYARD is located on the pristine shores of Basin Cove, a hurricane hole situated in the center of Casco Bay, South Harpswell, Maine. Although Finestkind Boatyard is a full service boat yard, do-it-yourself clientele are readily welcomed.       For more information contact: Info 11 Bristol Way Harpswell, ME 04079 Phone: (207) 833-6885 Email this member directly Visit member’s website  

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Lash Brothers Boat Yard

  Lash Brothers Boat Yard builds and repairs fishing boats.             For more information contact: Lash 31 Cushing Rd. Friendship, ME 04547 Phone: (207) 832-7807

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Padebco Custom Boats

PADEBCO CUSTOM BOATS has over 50-years of experience building Downeast-style cruising vessels and servicing boats. Our distinctive boats combine our client’s input with Padebco’s fine craftsmanship. From Walkarounds, and Center Consoles to Cruisers, Padebco will build the boat of your dreams. From simple repairs to refurbishing an entire boat, our full service boatyard is ready for your marine projects and boat storage.     For more information contact: Leon MacCorkle PO Box 197 28 Anchor Inn Road Round Pond, ME 04564 […]

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W-Class Yachts

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

cranberry island boatyard

Cranberry Island Boatyard

  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    

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Artisan Boatworks

  ARTISAN BOATWORKS is a personable, state-of-the-art boatbuilding facility, located one mile inland from Rockport Harbor. Artisan Boatworks has many years experience in the construction and restoration of both traditional and composite wooden boats.       For more information contact: Alec Brainerd 410 Main Street Rockport, ME 04856-5500 Phone: (207) 236-4231 Email this member directly Visit member’s website    

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Cottrell Boat Building

  COTTRELL BOAT BUILDING builds traditional small craft. Whitehalls, Wherries, Tenders, Daysailers Dories. Stable, rugged, seaworthy, time tested designs.         For more information contact: Lynn and Dale Cottrell 285 Mt. Ephraim Road Searsport, ME 04974 Phone: (207) 548-0094 Email this member directly Visit member’s website

Holland Spare Parts

Holland’s Boat Shop

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

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H & H Marine

  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 […]

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John’s Bay Boat Company

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

 

 

Billy Black

Billy Black

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. […]

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors produces an award-winning print magazine, an online edition that includes original content, and an annual boat and home show, each with a focus on the unique lifestyle that is living, working, and cruising the coast of Maine. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors explores some of the world’s finest cruising grounds, talks with Maine’s renowned yacht designers and boatbuilders, sails aboard Maine vessels from dinghies to fancy yachts to schooners, relives the historic events that shaped […]

Novabraid

Novabraid

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.

Navtronics, LLC

Navtronics, LLC

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.

Marine Parts Express

Marine Parts Express

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 […]

Raymarine

Raymarine

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 […]

Manufacturers Association of Maine

Manufacturers Association of Maine

The Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAMe) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization comprised of over 300 companies and 100 students in Maine. We serve our membership by providing education and workforce training, business growth services, cluster initiatives, legislative advocacy, scholarship programs, networking opportunities and industry partnerships. More than 1,800 Maine manufacturing businesses employ more than 50,000 Maine residents.  The payroll tops $2.5 billion and accounts for 14% of wages paid statewide. The manufacturing industry in Maine realizes over $5.5 billion dollars […]

Nautilus Marine Fabrication, Inc.

Nautilus Marine Fabrication, Inc.

Established in 1983, Nautilus Marine Fabrication, Inc. is a Maine-based company specializing in marine metal fabrication, abrasive water jet material cutting, boat propeller repair, new propeller sales, and non-toxic hydraulic fluid sales. The Hale MRI computerized measurement system used by Nautilus along with their hydraulic prop adjustment machine allows their craftsmen to make a propeller run as quietly and efficiently as possible. Customers also expect their propellers to look good, so their long experience in welding and finishing metal allows […]

Ocean Options, Inc.

Ocean Options, Inc.

Ocean Options specializes in refrigeration, air conditioning, reverse osmosis desalinization and heat for yachts and commercial vessels. They also have specialists in land based reverse osmosis water purification systems. Their product lines include Marine Air air conditioning, Grunert and Sea Frost refrigeration, Sea Recovery and PUR desalinators and Espar diesel heater systems. They provide both equipment sales, installation and service worldwide for yacht builders, yacht service yards, and discriminating yachtsmen. Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat Associates.

WoodenBoat

WoodenBoat

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 […]

 

 

Photo & Video Galleries

Photo & Video Galleries

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.