Maine Made Boats on Display

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is dedicated to Maine-made products, including some of the most breathtaking sailboats in the country. Founded in 2003 by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, now celebrating their 25th year, the show is held annually in Rockland, Maine.
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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is dedicated to Maine-made products, including some of the most breathtaking sailboats in the country. Founded in 2003 by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, now celebrating their 25th year, the show is held annually in Rockland, Maine. This is the show’s tenth year and takes place on the Rockland waterfront from August 10-12.

 Photo by Jeff Scher

Photo by Jeff Scher

At the boat show and coastal lifestyle event, locally made boats and boating products will be on display, and their creative manufacturers will be present. From carbon-fiber sea kayaks to the restored 83-foot, 88 year-old Fife schooner Adventuress, a rebuild that took Rockport Marine three years and 80,000 hours, there will be plenty of eye candy. Visual artists will also have their work on display.

Adventuress

Another highlight will be Jay Paris’s launch of a 34ft cruising boat that he designed for himself. This build has taken years and Lyman Morse boat builders finally finished the job that others, including Brooklin Boatyard have put their touches on.

 Photo by Leila Murphy

Photo by Leila Murphy

Other Maine-built boats on display include Ginger, a sleek 50ft day sailing and racing sloop built by Brooklin Boatyards, a 43ft Bruce King-designed boat and a 17ft NorseBoat. A treat, the NorseBoat rowing and sailing expedition boat for day sailors is a knockabout with a modern twist on the old design.

Also taking place this year, the “Under the Hood” exhibit allows visitors a rare look inside the hull of a locally made Maine boat. And the popular World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials will throw pit dogs and their handlers in competition on a quirky course that involves navigating a tippy dock, fetching objects from the water and more.

Advance tickets are available online through August 1. 

Top photo by Jeff Scher

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