Maine Open Boatyard Days Coming Up

Tradewinds Restored by Rockport Marine. Photo/Maine Built Boats.

Maine Built Boats announces the second annual “Open Boatyard Days” to be held on August 15-16. During this 2-day event, participating boatbuilders, boatyards, and marine-related businesses from Kittery to Eastport will open their doors to the public and even offer guided tours (on the hour, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.).

Lyman Morse 48' Carbon Fiber Daysailer. Photo/Maine Built Boats.

From refits of existing yachts to new builds of both power and sail boats, participants will enjoy a rare opportunity to witness firsthand one of Maine’s signature industries.

“Boatbuilding is Maine’s oldest industry, going back more than 400 years, and yet few people actually get to see the craftsmanship as it unfolds in Maine boatyards,” said Kerri Russell, president of Maine Built Boats. “During last year’s event we had between 700 and 1,000 people and this year we hope to see even more.”

Companies participating include, by region:

DOWNEAST:

MIDCOAST:

SOUTHERN MAINE:

The most up-to-date listing of participating businesses is available at Maine Built Boats. www.mainebuiltboats.com.

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