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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SW BOATWORKS specializes in all aspects of finish work, from the drawing board to completion. These boat styles always include Lobster, yacht, deep sea fishing, pleasure, passenger, and Coast Guard-approved vessels. For more information contact: Stewart Workman 358 Douglas Highway Lamoine, ME 04605 Phone: (207) 667-7427 Fax: (207) 667-7156 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
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 […]
Over the last forty years WILBUR YACHTS has built well in excess of two hundred boats – from workboats to yachts. During this time we have tried diligently to make the building process a unique and pleasant experience for our owners. Throughout the boatyard you will see, when you come for a visit, the motto, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. We believe very strongly in this motto and feel this is […]
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
BOOTHBAY HARBOR SHIPYARD was founded more than 135 years ago and is based on the maritime skills and trades of the Maine shipbuilding tradition that made New England famous. Our marine railways have carried many schooners, tall ships, fine sailing yachts and motor vessels of interesting and significant provenance. For more information contact: Bob Foster 120 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 462 Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-0462 Phone: (207) 633-3171 Fax: (207) 633-3824 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
NEWMAN & GRAY specializes in building custom and semi-custom powerboats as well as restoring classic wooden and fiberglass boats. Drawing on the longstanding tradition of Downeast built boats, their projects exemplify timeless style and craftsmanship. For more information contact: Ed Gray or Jarvis Newman PO Box 85 Cranberry Isles, ME 04625 Phone: (207) 244-0575 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
Rockport Marine Inc. was founded in 1962 by Luke Allen. Tucked at the head of the harbor on the west side of Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Maine, the shop opened its doors as a storage and repair facility for wooden boats. Upstairs from the shop was the Sail Loft Restaurant, run by Luke’s wife Norma. From the restaurant, patrons could watch the comings and goings in the boatyard and the antics of the famous seal, Andre. Since that time, Rockport […]
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
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
AJ ENTERPRISES builds only one size of boat and that is the AJ-28. I feel that by concentrating my efforts on the one size it has been possible to constantly improve the finish on the boats. We still can build an inexpensive commercial finish boat, but we have the ability to do a boat that has a smooth molded finish inside and out. For more information contact: Alan Johnson PO Box 276 Winter Harbor, ME 04693 Phone: (207) […]
Alison Langley has earned national recognition for her exquisite nautical photography, capturing the light, beauty and motion of classic yachts around the world. Her work appears frequently on the covers of national and international sailing magazines. Alison studied film at New York University, and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Opportunity took her to Australia where she learned to sail. Smitten with the lifestyle, for six years, she crewed on yachts and sailed around the world, taking photos […]
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. […]
Since 1973 R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware, Inc. has been a name that their customers can trust. They manufacture the highest quality marine hardware, including: shafts, shaft bearings, stuffing boxes, shaft seals, skeg bearings, rudder ports, cutless propeller shaft bearings, mooring and skene chocks and many other marine hardware items. Located on the coast of Maine, where boat building has deep roots and a proud heritage, R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware, Inc. supplies the boat building industry with unparalleled standard and custom […]
Maine Coastal News is published 12 times a year and is dedicated to covering the news along the entire coast of Maine, Kittery to Eastport. We cover general marine news, commercial fishing, yachting (power and sail), boat yard and waterfront news and maritime history. No one covers the coast like we do! Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat Associates.
Heritage Panelgraphics has been designing and cutting panels locally in Edmonds since 1993. Our commitment to quality and service makes us an excellent choice for anyone needing customized panels for their boat. Heritage Panelgraphics’s Don Austin has over 50 years experience as an electronic engineer and he started Heritage Panelgraphics in 1993. Since then he has completed countless projects for both commercial and private vessels. As a boat owner, he understand the unique specifications required by his customers. Don works […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is Maine’s leading source for international business assistance. MITC provides technical assistance and trade counseling, import and export leads, educational programs to help Maine companies succeed in international markets. One of the primary ways that Maine International Trade Center (MITC) fulfills their mission to expand the state’s economy through increased international trade is providing one-on-one trade assistance and consulting to Maine businesses. Trade assistance covers a broad range of areas including foreign import regulations, tariffs, […]
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.