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World's largest sloop sails the Maine coast

Thursday, September 13th 2018
A sailboat reputed to be the largest single-masted yacht in the world was spotted recently cruising along the Maine coast, making stops in Portland and off Camden, where it was too big to fit into the harbor.

Two Maine boatbuilders will build a custom cruising yacht

Monday, September 10th 2018
Brooklin Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine, and Hinckley Yachts of Southwest Harbor, Maine, are partnering to build a Bill Tripp-designed Sou’wester 53. T

Many Winners at Annual Maine Boat & Home Show

Thursday, August 16th 2018
Fine boats and bespoke furniture were admired (and purchased), live music was enjoyed while delicious Maine-made food was being consumed, and a yellow Lab successfully defended her title as World Champion Boatyard Dog®. All this added zest to an event that featured 60 boats in the water and about 40 more on land: power and sail, young and old, fiberglass and wood. “The vibe on show grounds was wonderful,” said John K. Hanson, Jr., publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, which organizes the event. “Where else can you attend a show that ranges from million-dollar yachts to restored canoes, and has a ‘glamping’ tent, a tiny house, and soft pretzels? The array of boats showcased the profound depth of talent that Maine boatbuilders bring to the table, and the other finely crafted wares on hand, fine furniture, jewelry, fiber arts, and painting, photography were equally diverse. I don’t think you can find an event quite like it anywhere.”

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - 2017 World Champ Zola the Wonder Dog

Friday, August 10th 2018
Be there when the REAL World Champion Boatyard Dog stands up, sits down, rolls over and takes a bow-wow!

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - Truffle and Peppermint Patty

Thursday, August 9th 2018
Be there when the REAL World Champion Boatyard Dog stands up, sits down, rolls over and takes a bow-wow!

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - SHERMAN

Wednesday, August 8th 2018
Be there when the REAL World Champion Boatyard Dog stands up, sits down, rolls over and takes a bow-wow!

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - SASSIE

Tuesday, August 7th 2018
Trials take place Sunday, August 12th during the Maine Boat & Home Show at Harbor Park in Rockland.

Marilee takes Castine Classic Race

Monday, August 6th 2018
The Castine event kicked off three days of classic boat racing, culminating in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta.

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - MILO & GALAXY

Sunday, August 5th 2018
Trials take place Sunday, August 12th during the 16th annual Maine Boat & Home Show at Harbor Park in Rockland.

Meet the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog Competitors - HOBEY

Thursday, August 2nd 2018
Be there when the REAL World Champion Boatyard Dog stands up, sits down, rolls over and takes a bow-wow!

Meet the judges and emcees of the 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials

Wednesday, August 1st 2018
Trials take place Sunday, August 12th at 10:30 am during the 16th Annual Maine Boat & Home Show, a celebration of coastal living that runs August 10-12, 2018, at Harbor Park in Rockland, Maine.

Apprenticeshop launches Mackinaw ketch

Tuesday, July 24th 2018
The boat will be used by the Apprenticeshop as an expedition, sail training, and seamanship vessel.

Viking longship arrives in Rockland

Monday, July 23rd 2018
Considered the world’s largest operating Viking ship, the Draken will be at the Rockland Public Landing, July 22-25, offering ship tours and activities on an onshore "Draken Village.”

Front Street wins grant to buy hi-tech cutting machine

Thursday, July 19th 2018
The equipment will streamline the construction of custom and production vessels, reducing costs and improving quality of the end-products, the shipyard said in a release.

Grants will fund Maine lobster research

Thursday, July 19th 2018
Money for the programs comes from lobster license plates.

Artisans in Abundance at Maine Boat & Home Show

Thursday, July 19th 2018
Everyone expects to see lots of beautiful boats at the annual Maine Boat & Home Show, and with 100 or so vessels expected on the docks and on land August 10-12, 2018, the event won't disappoint. What makes it "not a typical boat show" is the work on display by other creative talents: makers of bespoke furniture, fine jewelers, woodworkers, art photographers, and purveyors of unique clothing, home goods, kitchen wares, and more.

Hinckley launches first model in new Picnic Boat line

Friday, July 13th 2018
The company describes the new Picnic Boat 40 as its largest and most innovative Picnic Boat ever.