Yacht designer Michael Peters wrote an article about Maine Built Boats following his participation in the association’s annual conference in December 2015. This article appeared in the February issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine, published by Active Interest Media. Click on the article to view the PDF.
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 Today there are no schooners sailing commercially as they have been replaced by the tractor trailers.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.
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. Her classic Downeast lines, teak accents and powerful twin Yamaha 150s draw attention both in the harbor and out on the water. The V25R’s seakeeping characteristics make her equally successful as a pleasure boat and as a ship’s […]
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 […]
FARRINS BOATSHOP custom builds modern workboats, commercial sport fishermen and pleasure yachts. At Farrins, pride in our workmanship has been continuously applied in over 40 years of building boats. For more information contact: Bruce Farrin 19 Sproul Rd Walpole, ME 04573 Phone: (207) 563-5510 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
SIX RIVER MARINE was established by boatbuilders Scott Conrad and Chip Miller. Over the years, we’ve continually strived to refine our skills in both traditional and modern boat building techniques with one key goal in mind: to efficiently provide our customers with finely crafted work that ensures lasting value. For more information contact: Scott Conrad or Chip Miller 160 Royal Road North Yarmouth, ME 04097 Phone: (207) 846-6675 Fax: (207) 846-6191 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
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
Morgan Bay Boat Company specializes in custom made Maine yachts and boats for fishing and pleasure. We begin with a traditional Maine hull and add features that will suit your individual boating needs. The commonly seen lobster boats design is stable in rough seas and smooth sailing. For more information contact: Gerald Kief 1450 Toddy Pond Rd Surry, ME 04684 Phone: (207) 664-0768 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
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
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
Tucked away on the Harraseeket River, in the heart of Casco Bay, Brewer South Freeport Marine is southern Maine’s premier yacht yard. Home to both pleasure craft and commercial lobster boats, this sheltered harbor offers easy access to some of Maine’s most beautiful and picturesque cruising grounds.
KITTERY POINT YACHT YARD builds a proprietary line of 22’ boats that can be finished off for a variety of uses. Primary lines include the center console sport fishing model and the cuddy cabin model that features 2 7’ berths and a head. For more information contact: Tom Allen 857 Main Street Eliot, ME 03903 Phone: (207) 439-3967 Fax: (207) 439-2714 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Smithwick & Mariners Insurance is a full service Independent Insurance Agency providing personal, commercial, life, health, business and marine insurance with over 20 carriers. As independent agents, they shop your coverage among several different insurance companies to provide the best possible rates. They carefully select the insurance companies they represent for financial stability and service. Whether negotiating a renewal, requesting a change to your policy or placing a claim, their office excels at handling your insurance concerns in a professional […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.