An invitation-only event outlining the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative will be held March 15 at the Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland.
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.
Representatives from dozens of Maine’s boatyards converged in Bath last week to generate ideas for business development.
States challenged by budget cuts and struggling economies should look to Maine’s boatbuilding business to find ways out of the crisis.
Carl Cramer wants to use his three wooden boats.
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
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
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 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 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, 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