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Moonbeam replaces Sunbeam, temporarily

Wednesday, March 20th 2019
The Maine Seacoast Mission’s iconic vessel, Sunbeam V, is scheduled for a major refit this spring. In the meantime, the organization has acquired a 34-foot wooden downeast cruiser that has been named Moonbeam.

Two Maine marine professionals have big plans for boatyard in Virginia

Tuesday, March 12th 2019
JB Turner, president and co-owner of Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, and Nicole Jacques, owner of Rhumbline Communications in Belfast, have taken on the development of the Cape Charles Yacht Center, which they plan to turn in to a premier super yacht refit and service facility.

Hinckley images now digitized and available online

Thursday, March 7th 2019
Thanks to a partnership between Hinckley Yachts and the Southwest Harbor Library, over 1,400 photographs from the boat building company have been digitized and are available for viewing online.

Maine's lobster landings inch back up

Monday, March 4th 2019
Overall, the value of Maine’s 2018 Commercially harvested marine resources increased by more than $60 million over 2017, and for only the third time in history exceeded $600 million.

Oysters may offer answers to human health

Thursday, February 7th 2019
Maine-based researchers say studying shellfish could be key to finding new ways to fight human diseases such as cancer.

New president for Maine Seacoast Mission

Tuesday, February 5th 2019
John Zavodny, PhD, comes to the Mission from his current position as chief of staff at Unity College in Unity, Maine.

Four new right whale calves spotted off the Florida coast

Friday, February 1st 2019
The births represent a small ray of hope for one of the world's most endangered marine mammals.

New Navy ship will be named after Maine’s capital city

Friday, February 1st 2019
But the littoral combat ship Augusta won’t be built in Maine. Rather, the new 419-foot vessel is being built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.

Boatbuilder Teaches Tools of the Trade

Thursday, January 31st 2019
The goal of the program is to teach children a variety of hands-on skills, including how to measure; how to use a combination square, a hand saw and battery powered drills; how to drill holes and drive fastenings; how to use hand planes to plane bevels on the edges of boards; and, most importantly, how to work together while building a flat-bottomed skiff .

New study assess drop in property values due to climate change

Monday, January 28th 2019
Increased sea-level rise and tidal flooding have eroded home values in Maine by over $69 million, according to a new report.

Blue Water Sailing Club hosts boating guru Nigel Calder

Friday, January 25th 2019
Kittery Point Yacht Yard and DiMillos Yacht Sales will sponsor world-acclaimed author for double-header of presentations on sailboat cruising and boat electrical systems Feb. 2 in Kittery.

Vans intended to promote life jacket use

Thursday, January 24th 2019
Lifejacket van aims to make lifejacket use easy and affordable for lobstermen

Is there a ‘best harbor’ in the U.S.?

Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Usharbors.com uses crowd-sourcing to find the “Best Harbor in the U.S.”

Hamilton Marine moving to new building in Portland

Friday, January 11th 2019
The marine hardware and supplies company is moving out of its former Fore Street location this January and into much bigger new digs at 193 Presumpcott Street.

Hinckely introduces new fast, expedition yachts

Tuesday, January 8th 2019
These new Ocean Series yachts have been drawn by the legendary Ray Hunt Design studio with a focus on offshore performance for customers looking to explore new destinations.

Schooner Bowdoin hauled for hull work

Friday, December 21st 2018
Schooner Bowdoin Undergoing Hull Restoration at Bristol Marine, The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor. Work will be complete into for the summer season.

Marine Patrol gets a new ride

Thursday, December 20th 2018
The new 26-foot vessels was built by Biddeford-based General Marine and replaces a 21-foot Boston Whaler.

Origins of port and starboard

Tuesday, December 18th 2018
NOAA sets the record straight

Hodgdon Yacht employees make 150 wooden toys for local children

Friday, November 30th 2018
Reviving a company tradition from 20 years ago, Hodgdon employees donated over 100 hours of time to build the toys, which will be distributed through Toys for Tots to children in Lincoln County.

Brooklin Boat Yard Building second Botin Partners custom sailing yacht

Thursday, November 29th 2018
This is the Brooklin, Maine yard’s second collaboration with Botin Partners — the yard launched the 22m Toroa in 2017. Seeing Toroa inspired the Botin 55 owner to approach Brooklin Boat Yard and Botin Partners to design and build this new custom yacht.