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Custom Hunt power boat under construction at Front Street

Monday, March 29th 2021
Construction of the 41-foot custom dayboat began in early 2021. The yacht comes from the drawing board of Ray Hunt Design of New Bedford, Mass.

Once again, lobster is Maine's most valuable fishery

Wednesday, March 24th 2021
Despite market losses and due to the pandemic, Maine fisherman adjusted, and were able to earn over a half a billion dollars for their catches in 2020.

And the winning boat name stories are….

Tuesday, March 16th 2021
We were awed by the more than 80 stories submitted by readers in our “How Did You Name Your Boat Contest.” They ranged the gamut from laugh-out-loud funny, to heart-warming, fanciful, and clever. The top-four vote-getters were.....

Tell us your boat story and/or vote for your favorite name

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
A boat name, like vanity license plates, can reveal much about the personality of boat owners, and how they use their boats. Someone who names their yacht Serenity, an all-time favorite over the years, or Happy Ours, is not likely to be using their boat to make a living, while a name like Bottom Line, implies a workboat. We are asking readers to tell us us they chose a name for their boat and then to help us vote for the best stories.

New company breathes new life into Jimmy Steele's classic tender

Monday, February 22nd 2021
The classic down-east peapod design has been revived and revamped as the result of a collaboration between the legendary Sparkman & Stephens firm and the newly formed Downeast Peapod company, a subsidiary of the Newport, Rhode Island-based W-Class™️ Yacht Company.

Winter fun: Lawn Mower Racing

Friday, February 12th 2021
A group calling themselves the Thunder Valley Lawn Mower Drag Racers fired up their engines to race recently on frozen Norton Pond, in Lincolnville.

Rockland marina sold to national company

Thursday, January 28th 2021
Safe Harbor Marinas, considered the world’s largest owner and operator of marinas, has bought the Rockland, Maine marina and boatyard of Yachting Solutions. The national company has been expanding in Maine in the past year, buying the Great Island yard in Harpswell last spring.

Big new water jet cutting machine takes Front Street to the next level

Monday, January 25th 2021
The five-axis 3D waterjet cutting machine is the largest of its kind in Maine and among the largest in the country.

Iconic clock tower in Boston gets a “hand” from Maine

Monday, January 11th 2021
Boston's iconic Custom House Tower has four new sets of clock hands, thanks to Lyman-Morse Technologies in Thomaston, Maine.

Hinckley Yacht Services Gets Creative

Friday, December 18th 2020
Company's Portsmouth Yard transfers two-dimensional painting to a yacht hull.

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