Maine Boatbuilders Show opens tomorrow

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In its second year in a new location, the Maine Boatbuilders Show opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Portland Sports Complex. Sail and powerboats, plus engines and accessories will all be on display.

The Maine Maritime Academy Alumnae will hold a maritime flea market all three days of the show with proceeds going to support the academy through scholarships. There are 16 seminars scheduled over the three days with topics ranging from electric propulsion to connecting kids to the Maine coast to preparing for a category 5 hurricane. Lectures are free all three days and there is a restaurant to feed hungry guests.

For the seventh straight year, there will be an engine diagnosis competition for Maine vocational schools from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This event continues to draw interest from boatyards and marinas looking for quality technicians and the teams are battling for $15,000 in scholarships.

On Friday at 4 p.m. a discussion focused on encouraging young Mainers to consider careers in the maritime and coastal economy including boatbuilders, aquaculture workers to kayak guides and marina laborers. Full information on the speakers at this meeting can be found here.

Admission to the show is $15 per day at the door and children 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. Online tickets are available as well at www.portlandyacht.com. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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