Whale Alert is a fantastic new app for tracking, and protecting, North Atlantic Right Whales.

Avoiding Whale Strikes? There’s an App For That

4/12/2012 - It's almost hard to comprehend how carefully we tiny humans must be when traveling around right whales, the massive cetaceans who make an annual migration from the Gulf of Maine down to Florida and the southeastern U.S. And yet impacts between ships and right whales are the leading cause of… SEE MORE
Heron, at right, will be competing in this year's Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, with a crew from Rockport Marine aboard.

Rockport Crews Prepare for Antigua Classic Regatta

4/12/2012 - Every year some of the most beautiful classic yachts in the world rendezvous in Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, for five days of racing at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta at the end of April. The excellent sailing conditions and warm weather are always a welcome respite at the end of a… SEE MORE
Sumurun, winner of many awards over the years at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, is undergoing work at Wayfarer Marine.

Maine’s Connection to Antigua Classics Goes Deep

4/11/2012 - The connection between Maine yachts and the Caribbean goes back centuries — the ice and cocoa trade was but one example of the way these two locations have worked together — but the bond between Maine boatyards and warm-water yachtsmen is no less significant. Wayfarer Marine, in Camden, has long been… SEE MORE
Sumurun, one of the most famous of the Fife yachts in existence today, is hauled one day after her sister Fife was relaunched.

Two Days, Two Fifes at Wayfarer Marine

4/11/2012 - In two days, Wayfarer Marine has done something that not many other boatyards, if any, have done: launched a Fife one day and hauled another the next. Belle A’venture was first to go in the water after a brief period in the shed to wood the hull, paint the topsides,… SEE MORE
The USCG training ship Eagle has begun a summer tour that will include stops in a dozen East Coast harbors.

Eagle Begins Historic East Coast Tour

4/10/2012 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship, has begun its 2012 Training Cruise, which includes participation in Operation Sail 2012 and War of 1812 Bicentennial events in New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Baltimore, Boston, and New London. "It is an honor to participate in commemorating the War of… SEE MORE
A beautiful April afternoon in Owls Head.

Exploring a Hidden Gem: Owls Head

4/10/2012 - Sometimes small towns can go overlooked. And sometimes those same small towns can have an attraction that, were it located in a more well-known destination, would bring far more visitors than it actually does. Owls Head is one such place. The lighthouse and surrounding state park are both perfect places… SEE MORE
The first Sabre 38 Salon Express has been removed from the mold and is looking beautiful indeed.

From the Mold: First Sabre 38 SE Takes Shape

4/9/2012 - Creating a new line of yachts is one of the most exciting things that a boatbuilder does, and at Sabre Yachts we are excited to watch the new Sabre 38 Salon Express coming on line this year. The first hull has just been released from its mold, giving us the… SEE MORE
Crews from Robinhood Marine Center transformed an old yacht club launch into a smart little trawler.

Yacht Club Launch Reborn as a Trawler

4/9/2012 - Robinhood Marine Center has never been afraid to diversify its offerings, as evidenced by the two unique houseboats the boatyard has created over the past two years and now offers for overnight guests. This past winter, Robinhood crews decided not to build another houseboat, but instead to completely transform a… SEE MORE
Built in 2006, Spirit of Bermuda will race in the 2012 Newport-Bermuda Race in a new "spirit of tradition" class.

Spirit of Bermuda Enters Race, Gains a Class

4/9/2012 - Spirit of Bermuda, the 112' (LOA) three-masted schooner built at Rockport Marine in 2006, has been confirmed as a new entry in the 2012 Newport-Bermuda Race. The yacht, used for sail-training and charters in Bermuda, cannot be rated fairly against the other modern yachts in the fleet and so will… SEE MORE
An early April launch of the first Class 40 at Maine Yacht Center signals the start of the sailing season.

First Class 40 Launch Kicks Off 2012 Season

4/8/2012 - The first boat launches are a sure sign that boating season is beginning in New England, and at Maine Yacht Center we are delighted to have launched the first of three Class 40 racing yachts that we service and store each winter. This particular boat is always one of the… SEE MORE