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.

Maine cuts sales tax on boat purchases

Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci recently signed into law a provision that ensures non-resident boaters will pay less in sales tax on boat purchases in the state. The new law, which takes effect Aug. 1, significantly reduces the amount of Maine sales tax that will need to be paid by non-residents who choose to purchase…more

Boat show roundup

The 18th annual Spring Boating Expo, which ran March 11-14 at Rock Financial Showplace in Michigan, saw a 25 percent increase in attendance this year, organizers said. A total of 14,135 people attended the event. In addition to increased attendance, show management noted many exhibitors reported increased sales compared to the prior year’s event. “We…more

Boat show roundup

The Maine Boatbuilders Show is set for March 19-21 in Portland, Maine. The show is an annual gathering of fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting are numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks and rowboats will be on display, with the builders there to discuss and sell their…more

Critics decry boat tax in Maine

Boat owners in Maine, who buy their boats in other states, but use them in Maine, may find an unexpected tax bill in their mailbox. Maine Revenue Services says boat owners must pay a use tax of up to 5 percent if they bought their boat in another state that doesn’t require sales taxes for…more

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