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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AJ Enterprises

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) […]

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SW Boatworks

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

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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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Wilbur Yachts

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 […]

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Classic Boat Shop

  CLASSIC BOAT SHOP takes pride in finding, caring for and offering an eclectic blend of little yachts with a touch of the unusual and a bit of class to better suit your individual needs.         For more information contact: Jean Beaulieu PO Box 74, 369 Tremont Road Bernard, ME 04612 Phone: (207) 244-3374 Fax: (207) 244-3375 Email this member directly Visit member’s website

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Hadden Boat Company

  HADDEN BOAT COMPANY exists to build boats out of wood. During our 30 years in business we have gained a reputation for not only quality construction and repair but for the intangible “eye sweet” nature of our finished work technology.       For more information contact: Alex Hadden 11 Tibbetts lane Georgetown, ME 04548 Phone: (207) 371-2662 Email this member directly Visit member’s website    

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Edgerly Woodworking

  EDGERLY WOODWORKING AND BOAT STORAGE is a small business that specializes in boats, but also builds and refinishes furniture. We are about to make our first hull of an eleven-foot power boat. We also have a mold of a 26-foot power boat ready to make our first hull.       For more information contact: Edgerly Woodworking 50 Apple Lane Surry, ME 04684 Phone: (207) 664-0229 Email this member directly Visit member’s website

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West Bay Boats

WEST BAY BOATS a family-run business is now training members of their fourth generation. We are proud to be carrying on in the tradition of boat building, an industry which was established in our area many years ago.         For more information contact: Paul West 8 Town Landing Road Steuben, ME 04680 Phone: (207) 546-4300 Fax: (207) 546-9770 Email this member directly Visit member’s website

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Atlantic Boat Co.

ATLANTIC BOAT CO. is a family-owned business operating on a 37-acre, 50,000-square foot facility on Flye Point in Brooklin, Maine. With a large keel, flat aftersections, and a fine entry, our hulls are steady in any weather.         For more information contact: Nate Hopkins Flye Point Road PO Box 217 Brooklin, ME 04616 Phone: (207) 359-4658 Email this member directly Visit member’s website  

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Ellis Boat Company

  ELLIS BOAT COMPANY is a company with a rich tradition and history in Maine boat building. Bunker and Ellis began building custom wooden Lobster Yachts in 1945. Today, Ellis Boat Company continues to build traditional style Downeast powerboats.       For more information contact: Don Ellis 265 Seawall Road Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 Phone: (207) 244-9221 Fax: (207) 244-9222 Email this member directly Visit member’s website

 

 

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 […]

Hamilton Marine

Hamilton Marine

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 […]

Imtra Marine Products

Imtra Marine Products

Imtra Corporation is the leader in marine systems. Our focus on customer service, product development and quality products is what sets us apart. We support our customers by offering them the highest quality marine products which we source, prepare, deliver, and support with inventory, sales, engineering services and warranty coverage. With more than 50 years experience, Imtra has become the known reliable supplier to builders, repair yards, retailers, naval architects, as well as private yacht and vessel owners. Meet the […]

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.

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 […]

R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware, Inc.

R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware, Inc.

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 […]

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.

PierVantage

PierVantage

PierVantage provides small and mid-sized businesses with sophisticated business management technology solutions, allowing them to manage their operations effectively and provide superior customer service. their cloud-based solutions are tailored for companies in specific industries. Because they recognize that small business from the backbone of our economy, they take great pride in designed sophisticated solutions that enable small and mid-sized businesses to compete effectively while reducing their operating expense. their cloud-based solutions deliver rich, industry-specific capabilities to address critical operational challenges. […]

North Atlantic Inflatables

North Atlantic Inflatables

North Atlantic Inflatables is the Portland-based factory direct supplier of high quality, reliable inflatable boats, console RIB boats & accessories.  Boats range from 7’6″ to 21’+. We also sale and service Tohatsu outboard motors and Tidewater Trailers. Our boats and motors all come with a 5-year warranty. For more information contact: 400 Commercial St Portland, ME 04101 Phone: (207) 844-1742 Visit member’s website

 

 

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.