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At long last, the moth gets a test sail

Thursday, December 3rd 2020
There were trials and tribulations galore, mis-measurements and mistakes, and fights over Iphone-useage in the shop, but we persisted. And sometimes we laughed.

Electric news from Hodgdon Tenders

Tuesday, November 24th 2020
The Maine builder of luxury limo-tenders for super yachts has announced plans for an all-electric version.

Brooklin Boat Yard starts work on Taylor 44

Friday, November 6th 2020
The client owns a Taylor-designed, BBY-built racer that lives in Maine; he wants a second version to sail at his winter home in California.

MBH&H honored by magazine peers

Friday, October 16th 2020
Folio’s annual awards program—spanning all corners of the magazine publishing industry—recognizes the very best in editorial and design. It’s the most comprehensive and prestigious awards program of its kind in the industry. Each year the contest draws close to 2,000 entries in about 50 categories.

Boat club adds new Maine location

Wednesday, October 14th 2020
This will be Freedom Boat Club’s fourth location in Maine

Summer of the superyachts

Wednesday, September 30th 2020
Kept from the Mediterranean by COVID 19 restrictions, dozens of mega yachts cruised the Maine coast instead.

Youtube sailing stars explore Maine

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020
SV Delos is a YouTube channel featuring the lives of Brian and Karin Trautman and their one-year-old daughter, Sierra. The Trautmans have been cruising the world in their 53 foot Amel Super Maramu ketch (built in 2000 in La Rochelle France) for a decade, covering 75,000 nautical miles during that time

Ice boaters start racing early; compete on land, instead of a frozen lake

Friday, September 18th 2020
Twenty competitors tested their wheels in three days of sailing races on the runway at Loring Airforce Base

Capts. Doug and Linda Lee honored by windjammer association

Friday, September 11th 2020
Helping honor the Lees were the Schooner Heritage’s new owners Ben Welzenbach and Sean Grimes, long-time crew members, licensed captains and fellow mates abord the schooner for the past seven years.

Fatal shark attack in Harspwell

Wednesday, July 29th 2020
The death of a 63-year old woman is the first ever recorded shark fatality in the Maine

Lyman Morse's newest launch? A wind tunnel

Monday, July 20th 2020
This tunnel is destined for a major academic research facility on the East coast of the United States.

Portland Boating Franchise Heralded as Nation’s Best

Thursday, June 25th 2020
The highlight of Sea Tow’s annual awards banquet and the most coveted award of the evening, the honor of Franchise of the Year is awarded annually to the Sea Tow location that most exemplifies the company’s high standards of service and operation, according to a new release from Sea Tow.

Great Island Boat Yard sold to Safe Harbor

Friday, June 19th 2020
In addition to Great Island, the company also acquired Sportsman Marina on the Alabama Gulf Shore, bringing its network of boating facilities to 100 across 22 states.

Big milestone at Gamage Shipyard

Tuesday, June 16th 2020
Gamage plans to launch first new builds in close to 40 years this summer.

Maine's boating season gets underway, with some changes from previous years

Wednesday, May 20th 2020
Despite precautions, marina operators are doing everything they can to make boaters feel welcome. And Maine boatyards are bustling with work on new builds, refits, and other jobs.

Voting has begun in the annual “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest

Monday, May 11th 2020
Is there a ‘best harbor’ in the U.S.? US Harbors uses crowd-sourcing to find the winners.

2020 Maine Boat & Home Show Cancelled in Response to Pandemic

Wednesday, April 29th 2020
The largest in-the-water boat show north of Boston, the three-day event draws thousands of people to Rockland over the second weekend in August. We will be back next year.

Social distancing back in the day.

Thursday, April 16th 2020
This photo from the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport shows siblings Lincoln and Johanna Colcord around 1889 when their father, Lincoln Alden Colcord, was captain of the barkentine CLARA E MCGILVERY. Both the Colcord children were born at sea, Johanna in 1882 and Lincoln in 1883, as their father, like many from Searsport, Maine, was involved in the deep-sea shipping business.

Hamilton Marine is open again

Tuesday, April 14th 2020
The company is offering curbside pickup at its Portland, Rockland, Southwest Harbor and Jonesport stores. Orders also may be placed online

Fishermen selling directly to members of the public

Monday, April 13th 2020
A Camden woman has started a Facebook page, Maine’s Working Waterfront – Seafood Connect, to connect fishermen directly with customers.