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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.

Artisan tackles launch rebuild, Bugatti tender

Friday, November 19th 2021
During a recent visit to Artisan Boatworks in Rockport to check on my vintage Dark Harbor 17 Frolic, which is stored there, I was able to peek at some cool projects in progress.

MBH&H writers honored by magazine peers

Thursday, November 18th 2021
The magazine and its writers were honored with awards in two national magazine contests

Pilot project will provide local tide data

Tuesday, September 28th 2021
The six-month program, a partnership between USHarbors and Divirod, will include five sites, with a primary focus on communities in Penobscot Bay: Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Tenants Harbor, and Belfast.

Poet and art critic Carl Little wins life time achievement award

Wednesday, September 22nd 2021
Little, who has written about art for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors for close to three decades, was honored by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation for his work making art accessible to general audiences.

Maine Boat & Home Show to Showcase the State’s Best Boats

Monday, August 9th 2021
Also on tap will be a special exhibit showcasing 200 years of Maine small boatbuilding

Racing set for junior sailors

Monday, July 19th 2021
As big yachts gather to race in the Camden Classic the weekend of July 30, junior sailors will race in the Camden Classics Cup Youth Regatta on Friday, July 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

State unveils new shark ID tool

Tuesday, July 6th 2021
The Maine Department of Marine Resources has unveiled a new online tool to help people confirm if what they see in the water is a white shark, or something else.

Tall Ships set sail in the Penobscot River July 9-18

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021
Historic seafaring vessels will visit various ports in the lower Penobscot River basin from July 9-18, 2021. They will be honoring Maine’s rich maritime past in the waterfront towns that anchor the geographic area known as the 4-Port Loop.

New Museum is asking sailors for help

Wednesday, June 9th 2021
Sailing Museum in Newport, RI, is inviting the sailing community to share what they are doing in their communities to protect and preserve the waters they sail on.

Maine to Host New Classic Yachts Challenge Series

Tuesday, June 8th 2021
The classic racing season will start with the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge, July 24 and 25; followed by the Camden Classics Cup, July 29-31; the Castine Classic Yacht Race, August 5; and the Camden to Brooklin Feeder race on August 6. The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, now in its 36th year and the regatta that started it all in Maine wraps up the Maine series on August 7.

Express Cruiser under construction at Brooklin Boat Yard

Friday, May 21st 2021
With a top estimated speed of 50 knots, this sporty powerboat will be driven by electronically controlled, twin 250hp Mercury outboards

New Owners for Gamage Shipyard

Monday, April 19th 2021
Historic company is sold to current employees: General Manager Mike Tatro, Carol Morrison in Finance, and John Vinal in Operations.

Linekin Bay Resort newest site for Freedom Boat Club

Wednesday, April 14th 2021
Club locations are at Yarmouth Boat Yard on the Royal River, at Moose Landing Marina in the Sebago Lakes Region in Naples, at Fore Points Marina in Downtown Portland, at Sunset Marina in South Portland, and now in Boothbay Harbor at Linekin Bay Resort as well.

Maine Seacoast Mission brings vaccine to islanders

Friday, April 9th 2021
The Mission’s medical team has been travelling to seven Maine islands on board the organization’s outreach vessel, Sunbeam, and operating vaccination clinics.

Carpenter’s Boat Shop names Alicia Witham new executive director

Friday, April 2nd 2021
Alicia C. Witham has worked as a professional boat captain, educator and was a longtime manager at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School.