Bequia, designed by Stephens & Waring Yacht Design, Built by Brooklin Boatyard. Photo by Alison Langley

Belfast Gains a Pair of Maine’s Top Yacht Designers

4/13/2011 - Fresh on the heels of news about Belfast's newest boatyard, Front Street Shipyard, comes the exciting announcement that two of Maine's top yacht designers are moving their office to the town at the head of Penobscot Bay. Bob Stephens and Paul Waring, formerly partners with Steve White over in Brooklin,… SEE MORE
A 2009 Hinckley Talaria 29R will be on-display at the Rhode Island Boat Show

One Last Boat Show Before Launch?

4/13/2011 - Temperatures are warming and the sound of grinders and sanders outside means boaters are getting things ready for an early spring launch. And after the winter we’ve had in New England, we deserve to have some fun out on the water! But if you can’t launch just yet – or… SEE MORE

Sweets & Meats Market

4/11/2011 - The list of food destinations in South Rockland seems to be growing by the day, and one of the latest and best is Sweets & Meats, a gourmet food market located practically across the street from the Public Landing and downstairs from the offices of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors… SEE MORE
Penobscot Bay Rendezvous (PBR), Power and Sail Regatta, August 18-21, 2011

Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Power and Sail Regatta

3/21/2011 - Details are now coming out about Maine’s newest regatta series, the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, and the more we hear about it, the better it sounds. The four-day affair, planned for August 18-21 in Camden, Rockland and Thomaston, will feature a series of sailboat races for everything from cruisers as small… SEE MORE

Nautical Newport Bookstore to Close After 32 Years

3/6/2011 - Sure, we know that Borders is bankrupt and closing 200 bookstores. But of perhaps even more significance to Rhode Island boaters is the recent announcement that Armchair Sailor Books & Charts, an institution for waterborne bibliophiles on Thames Street in Newport, is shutting its doors next month after 32 years… SEE MORE
Hunt Yachts Surfhunter 29 Coupe and the Harrier 25

A Trip to the 2011 New England Boat Show in Boston

3/4/2011 - It's been a few years since the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors crew attended the New England Boat Show in Boston, and the show's evolution was pretty obvious. Where the show once filled the cavernous Boston Convention Center to overflowing with seas of production I/O boats, deck boats, power cruisers,… SEE MORE
Coronet during the early stages of the project.  Photo courtesy IRYS

Coronet Takes Shape at IYRS

3/1/2011 - Certainly Newport is the place to be if you’re a New England sailor interested in seeing the latest high-tech racing yachts, but these days one of the most ambitious historic restoration projects in recent history is taking shape right on the waterfront. When she was built in 1885 for American… SEE MORE