Boat Show News
Monday, March 9th 2020Maine artist Colin Page, who is known for his light-filled land and seascapes, has been chosen to paint the poster for the 2020 Maine Boat & Home Show.
Tuesday, August 20th 2019Whether it was to look at a boat or to buy one (or just spend a nice day out on the waterfront), the Maine Boat & Home Show, on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, was the place to be. The show is the largest of its kind north of Newport, Rhode Island, and this year, there were more than 100 craft, large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, power and sail, displayed both on land and in the water. There was alse a host of activities for young and old, plus art, fine furniture, jewelry, live music, marine gear, and local food.
Wednesday, August 14th 2019We would like to send a huge “THANK YOU!” to the City of Rockland and all its citizens for once again hosting the annual Maine Boat & Home Show during the second weekend of August. Thousands of people came to the show (and the city) from all over the state and New England, from all corners of the country, and even from other countries. We are grateful, as always, to everyone who helped to make it a success, and were thrilled to orchestrate the event, which was the 17th annual.
Sunday, July 21st 2019The Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, 2019, in Rockland, Maine, has implemented a fleet of new initiatives this year as part of an ongoing effort to become a Zero Waste event. Show organizer John K. Hanson, Jr., said, "We've been moving for a long time toward a goal of being a low-impact event. Most recently, we've cut back on paper mailings, gone to digital ticketing, gotten rid of the plastic wristbands at the entry gates, and we've even asked our exhibitors to bring back their used plastic exhibitor badge holders. Every little bit counts. We've got reusable exhibitor lanyards too, thanks to Rock Harbor Brewing, and in the Awlgrip Exhibitor Lounge the water bottles are recyclable and returnable.
Sunday, July 21st 2019The producers of the annual Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine, have announced the field of competitors for the 2019 Running of the World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials. The trials will be held on Sunday morning, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. and are included in the price of an admission ticket. Show attendees are invited to watch from the seawall as the eager field of wannabe champions attempts to unseat two-time world champ Zola the Wonder Dog.
Thursday, June 27th 2019The 17th annual Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, will feature an array of events and happenings in addition to the fleet of approximately 75 boats, large and small, power and sail, that will be on hand. Those works of floatable artistry will be complemented by an array of custom work by local and regional artisans and craftspeople. All told, some 175 vendors will be on site with their handcrafted bespoke wares.
Thursday, June 20th 2019Tickets and passes are now on sale to the Maine Boat & Home Show, the state's only in-water boat show and the largest north of Newport, Rhode Island. The event will be held August 9-11, 2019, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily.
Thursday, June 20th 2019The anticipation is building for the 17th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials. Canines and their adoring people are busy writing application letters, posing for photographs, tailoring costumes, and honing talents for the trials, which will be held Sunday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m., as part of the Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. Everyone is invited to join the fun: While preference will be given to dogs that work in a boatyard, crew on a boat, or direct operations of any kind on the waterfront (or think that they do), any well-behaved dog is eligible to apply. Extra points for originality!
Tuesday, June 11th 2019The annual event will held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11. The poster evokes a retro travel poster in style, and was created in concert with graphic designer and artist Anneli Skaar.
Friday, August 17th 2018Fine 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.
Monday, August 6th 2018Whether it’s to look at boats, or to look for a boat to buy, the Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront August 10-12, 2018, is the place to be. The show, which is the largest in-the-water boat show north of Boston, will feature more than 100 craft, large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, power and sail, displayed both on land and in the water.
Tuesday, July 24th 2018Living life to the fullest on board ship is important to many fans of the Maine Boat & Home Show, but improving the quality of life on land is also a big focus. The show, which will run August 10-12, 2018 on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine, typically devotes a healthy percentage of its display space to the home side of things, and this year will be no exception.
Monday, May 15th 2017ROCKLAND, MAINE - Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc., announced today that its 15th annual boat and home show will be held August 11-13 in Rockland, Maine. This three-day celebration of Maine’s coastal culture will reflect the focus of the award-winning magazine, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors (MBH&H), published in mid-coast Maine since 1987.
Thursday, June 16th 2016For Immediate Release: June 10, 2016 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. has unveiled a sneak preview of coming attractions for the Rockland media company’s 14th annual boat and home show, August 12-14, 2016.
Thursday, August 14th 2014Attendees at the 12th annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors boat and home show enjoyed three straight days of sparkling summer weather on the waterfront in Rockland the second weekend in August.
Monday, July 28th 2014ROCKLAND, Maine - The organizers of the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show are pleased to announce that six courageous canines have been chosen to compete in the World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials on Sunday, August 10, at 10:30 a.m. The trials take place during the 12th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, a celebration of coastal living, which runs August 8-10, 2014, at Harbor Park in Rockland, Maine.
Thursday, July 17th 2014ROCKLAND, Maine - With the growth of land-based movements toward lower-impact living, many yachting concepts are being translated and adapted for life ashore, and a special section of the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, "Smart, Small Homes," will be dedicated to that proposition. At the show, which runs August 8-10, 2014, on the Rockland waterfront, attendees will find small houses to explore, right-sized furniture to test, and tents, boats, and other efficient products that could fit into their plans to live the good life in a lower-impact way.
Monday, July 14th 2014ROCKLAND, Maine: It’s no secret that Maine’s harbors are filled with lovely boats. Maine’s boatbuilders have always had an eye for a graceful sheerline and even Maine’s fishing fleet has a certain flair. But where did that “look” come from? There have been many influences, of course, but one name comes quickly to mind: Herreshoff. The family’s influence on the America’s Cup is legendary, but with “The Genius of Herreshoff,” the annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show (August 8-10, 2014) will pay special tribute to a much smaller creation, the Herreshoff 12½.
Friday, June 27th 2014ROCKLAND, Maine—The producers of the annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show are pleased to announce that Rockland’s scenic waterfront parks will again come alive during the second weekend of August, filled with beautiful boats, one-of-a-kind handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore. As always, the show will bring together the best of Maine and the region from across the creative spectrum; these fine craftspeople will showcase their many talents and display their wares to a discerning crowd of attendees from August 8 through 10, 2014.