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UMaine Launches World’s Largest 3D Printed Boat

11/10/2019 - Maine is known for its boat builders. But the most recent boat launched in Maine takes boatbuilding to a whole new level. On Thursday, October 10, the University of Maine unveiled the largest boat ever produced by a 3D thermoplastics printer. The 25-foot, 5,000-pound composite vessel not only is the… SEE MORE
2019 Annapolis Boat Show

US Powerboat Show Hits Record Numbers

8/10/2019 - Annapolis, Md - The United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis closed the curtains Sunday, October 6 on a banner year. At 5:00 pm a cannon shot rang out, hundreds of horns sounded their approval, and nearly 1,000 engines fired up to begin the move-out of the 48th annual Annapolis show.  This year’s show displayed more… SEE MORE
Maine's newest boat show is coming to town October 4th - 6th.

The Maine Boat Show – Maine’s Newest Boat Show

25/9/2019 - Debuting this fall at Thompson’s Point in Portland, The Maine Boat Show will feature dozens of Maine’s finest boat dealers, builders, services and marine related vendors. The October 4-6 event is produced by the Maine Marine Trades Association, a nonprofit industry association. A fall boat show is new for the organization according… SEE MORE
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Boating 101: Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency

13/9/2019 - By Pat Mundus. I took my original CPR and first-aid class as a mandatory sailing instructor requirement. As a blasé teenager, I never thought I’d use the skills. I soon learned how effective the training was in a crisis. After expelling a huge projectile from a choking person’s airway using… SEE MORE
Mayflower II docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Mayflower II Launched Into Water After 3-Year Restoration

11/9/2019 - By Jackie Bruno and Kaitlin McKinley Becker. A restored replica of the ship that pilgrims sailed to Plymouth in 1620 was launched into the water in Mystic, Connecticut, on Saturday for the first time in three years. On a sunny day in Mystic, with just enough wind to fill the… SEE MORE

Boating 101: Navigation Rules

6/9/2019 - The Navigation Rules for vessels establish actions for boaters to take to avoid a collision. The Navigation Rules are published by the U. S. Government Printing Office, and are available in any boating supply store. Every boat owner should have a copy, but it is mandatory that a copy be… SEE MORE

Forum Held on New Oregon Boating Laws

30/8/2019 - By Jordan Williams. The open forum at the Deschutes County Services Building was held to explain new boating permits and regulations to boaters and non-motorized boat users. The new boating laws under Senate Bill 47 will mostly affect paddle sports like canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. The legislation is also changing… SEE MORE