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 Today there are no schooners sailing commercially as they have been replaced by the tractor trailers.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 […]
GENERAL MARINE, INC. has focused on meeting the needs of experienced boaters. Seasoned pleasure boaters and commercial fisherman alike have come to appreciate the proven design, quality materials, and workmanship that goes into every single General Marine boat. For more information contact: Stacey Raymond 56 Landry Street Biddeford, ME 04005 Phone: (207) 284-7517 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
Journey’s End Marina has been located in Rockland, Maine for over 30 years. The parent company, O’Hara Corporation, has been in the maritime industry for over 100 years, operating fishing boats around the country. For more information contact: Mike Davee 120 Tillson Ave Rockland, ME 04841 Phone: (207) 594-0400 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
FRONT STREET SHIPYARD is the largest, most capable yacht yard in the northeast. With lifting capabilities up to 485 tons and indoor shop space for yachts as big as 160 feet, Front Street Shipyard offers new construction, refits, dockage and storage. For more information contact: JB Turner 101 Front Street Belfast, ME 04915 Phone: (207) 930-3740 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
Maine Yacht Center was built for one purpose: to perfectly care for both our customers and their boats, year ‘round. That means a whole lot more than a slip for the summer and a set of boat stands for the winter. You’ll get an experienced, professional staff dedicated to caring for your boat as if it was their own. For more information contact: Brian Harris 100 Kensinton Street Portland, ME 04103 Phone: (207) 842-9000 Fax: (207) 842-9274 Email […]
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
FOGG’s BOATWORKS brings over 25 years of experience to every job. From small wooden lapstrake tenders to stunning sixty-five foot aluminum sailing sloops like Morgan’s Cloud, Dennis Fogg and his sons deliver ingenuity and craftsmanship that allows our customers’ ideals to be realized in their dream boats. For more information contact: Dennis Fogg 230 Cumberland Road North Yarmouth, ME 04097 Phone: (207) 829-6373 Email this member directly Visit member’s website
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 […]
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
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
WOODENBOAT SCHOOL offers an exciting array of over 90 courses in traditional and non-traditional boatbuilding, boat design, woodworking, bronze-casting, marine diesel systems, blacksmithing, rigging, marine surveying, marine art and photography, seamanship, and lots more.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
AccuTech Marine Propeller, Inc. is pleased to be New England’s only computer based propeller shop utilizing Prop Scan & Hale MRI technology. They accurately repair propellers and provide new propellers tuned to ISO class tolerances. AccuTech Marine Propeller, Inc. was established in 2001 as a result of personal experiences as boat owners and consumers with “traditional” propeller repair shops. Their shop was originally established around Prop Scan technology. This equipment has allowed them to accurately repair propellers and provide new propellers […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rhumbline Communications is a marine marketing services agency and partner in marketing products, brands and services for the marine industry. Their capabilities include a range of marine marketing services designed specifically for consumer and b2b audiences, such as strategy, media buying and management, creative development, website development, public relations and social media. Rhumbline Communications is located in Portland, Maine, with clients throughout New England and internationally. Meet the rest of our Maine Built Boat Associates.
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, […]
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 […]
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.