Maine Boatbuilders Show

The Maine Boatbuilders Show, held annually in Portland in March, is a premier gathering of East Coast fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders. Numerous manufacturers of boating equipment also exhibit at the show.

Rare shell disease creeps up in Maine lobsters

A mysterious shell disease that has been a chronic problem for the southern New England lobster industry for years seems to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off Maine. Epizootic shell disease, which is not harmful to humans, is caused by bacteria that eat away at a lobster’s shell, leaving behind ugly lesions. Diseased…more

Maine show returns this weekend

The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show opens Friday and runs through the weekend in Rockland, Maine. This year, the show welcomes a new manager, Stacey Palmer, who will work with current manager Leila Murphy in preparation to take on the role for the 2014 event. Palmer is a longtime veteran of the Maine boat…more

Builders plan hybrid trawler in Maine

Two Mainers are planning to build hybrid-powered diesel-electric lobster boats for those who want an energy-efficient, Down East-style pleasure craft. There is no throaty diesel rumble, petroleum smell or smoke when Eugene Story starts the engine on the 23-foot lobster boat docked at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. Instead, air bubbles in the water from the…more

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors names new editors

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors announced a new editorial team. Company founder John K. Hanson Jr. said award-winning writer and editor Polly Saltonstall was named editor-in-chief of the 26-year-old magazine publisher, event organizer and online enterprise. Saltonstall will replace Peter H. Spectre, a marine writer and editor who is retiring after 15 years as executive…more

Maine show will feature ‘Wicked Tuna’ cast members

Maine Boating Expo organizers announced that cast members of the popular television show “Wicked Tuna” will make an appearance at the expo, which takes place April 12-14 at Brunswick Landing, formerly the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Maine Marine Trades Association, the show’s organizers, said Capt. Dave Marciano and Capt. Paul Hebert will be on hand…more

US Harbors releases new digital products

US Harbors, an online resource for boaters and other coastal travelers launched by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, released “Life on the Coast,” a new free 132-page interactive annual digital magazine and mobile app celebrating the finest businesses, activities and destinations on the New England coast. “Life on the Coast” is available as a…more

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