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Brad Betts chosen as artist for Maine Boat & Home Show poster

Wednesday, May 17th 2023
Produced by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the Maine Boat & Home Show will take place this year from Aug. 11-13 on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. The annual boat and home show shines a spotlight on boats, marine products, art, furniture, and other fine hand-made crafts.

New campus for Boothbay Sea and Science Center

Thursday, March 16th 2023
The organization has acquired the former estate of Mildred Carter on Linekin Bay

Ice boaters finally got onto the ice

Thursday, February 9th 2023
Last weekend's cold weather had an upside: ice boat sailors who have been fiddling their thumbs for much of the winter waiting for lakes to freeze finally were able to get out and enjoy some hard-water sailing.

Changing of the guard at Brooklin Boat Yard

Thursday, February 9th 2023
The yard is now owned by its employees and Steve White has handed over the job of president to Brian Larkin

Federal grant will fund hybrid electric ferry

Monday, January 30th 2023
The new ferry will replace the 35-year-old Margaret Chase Smith which runs between Lincolnville and Islesboro

Maine Maritime Museum's new show: “SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine”

Friday, January 27th 2023
The exhibit, which opens to the public Feb. 3, blends art with natural science, immersing visitors in the diverse ecosystem of Cashes Ledge, a remote underwater mountain range in the Gulf of Maine.

UMaine fish Lab wins grant to tag tuna

Friday, January 27th 2023
Atlantic bluefin tuna can travel from Florida to Norway in 50 days. Studying and managing an animal with such extensive migratory capacity is challenging. The development of electronic tags has provided a way to collect data on where these fish go.

Maine stone headed to New York Harbor

Friday, October 14th 2022
Freshwater Stone is providing 1,000 pieces of Maine granite to replace 23 stone walls that run around the Statue of Liberty.

Ship of state

Thursday, September 1st 2022
Gorbachev took a turn at the helm of Sequoia, the former presidential yacht now being restored in Belfast, Maine.

Lyman Morse launches Hull No. 1 of its Hood 35 LM series

Tuesday, June 28th 2022
The new line follows the recent successful collaboration between Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Design on the Hood 57 LM. Similar to the 57', this cold-molded pocket-yacht named Shadow is designed as a hardtop express.

2022 Maine Boatbuilders Show cancelled

Tuesday, June 21st 2022
A lack of available boats for sale, staffing shortages, and a “struggling economy” have prompted the organizers of the Maine Boatbuilders Show to cancel this summer’s event, which was scheduled to be held at the Portland Ship Yard/Portland Yacht Services waterfront location July 15-17.

Maine’s First Boat plans June 4 launch

Thursday, May 19th 2022
The 51-foot wooden pinnace Virginia is a construction of the first boat built by English colonists in the new world.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine changes hands

Friday, April 29th 2022
Ted Ruegg has taken the helm as publisher of the magazine, which has been celebrating Maine boatbuilders and life on the coast for over three decades. MBH&H founder and longtime publisher, John K. Hanson Jr. will continue on in the role of publisher emeritus. Editor Polly Saltonstall also will continue in her role with the magazine and its digital and web editions. The magazine’s offices will remain in Rockland.

Lyman Morse launches second LM46

Friday, April 15th 2022
A design partnership between Drew and Cabot Lyman and New Zealander designer Kevin Dibley, the cold-molded sloop is designed to be fast, comfortable, and uncomplicated.

Boat raffle will benefit women boatbuilders

Wednesday, March 16th 2022
Rowboat Raffle will benefit The Apprenticeshop’s Mary Lacy Scholarship to support women in boatbuilding

Special Announcement

Tuesday, March 15th 2022
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors is celebrating our 35 year of publishing at a low-key event in Rockland on August 13, 2022. But due to issues with boat inventories, we are postponing our boat and home show until 2023.

UMaine Composites Center prints 2 boats for Department of Defense

Friday, February 25th 2022
Details on the designs are classified, but the prototypes will be tested by the military.

Lobster landings hit record high value

Thursday, February 17th 2022
2021 was the most valuable year in the history of the fishery

WoodenBoat Publications Acquired by Two Longtime Employees

Wednesday, January 5th 2022
Matt Murphy, longtime editor of WoodenBoat magazine, and Andrew Breece, publisher of the company’s magazine division, have bought the company from founder Jon Wilson

Maine shipyard partners with Silicon Valley start-up on all-electric hydrofoil boat

Monday, November 29th 2021
The Navier 27 is a 27-foot foiling performance vessel that will be capable of a range exceeding 75 nautical miles under electric propulsion, and will feature a highly advanced auto pilot.