New Maine Boat Show to Debut This Fall

Maine’s newest boat show will make its debut the weekend of October 4-6 in Portland at the city’s Thompson Point venue.

“We now have a great new event venue that fits our traditional Maine style, with a touch of modern,” reports Maine Marine Trades Association director, Stacey Keefer, adding that the show will feature 40 to 50 of Maine’s finest industry members. Holding the show at the end of the season will allow dealers, builders, and brokers to offer great prices and give service yards time to estimate and schedule winter projects and refits.

MMTA Board President Joan Fetsko will be there with a boat from Pemaquid Marine. “We like that it’s easy for someone from Boston or southern New England to take the train right to the show,” said Fetsko. Thompson’s Point is one of Portland’s hip, new event venues and is located next to the Amtrak station and a popular trio of local bars featuring wine, beer and spirits all crafted in Maine. There is also a fantastic food scene in Portland which was named America’s 2018 Restaurant City of The Year byBon Appétit.

The show is sponsored by Yamaha and Allen Insurance and Financial. Yamaha will be there promoting the Yamaha Outboard Motor Service course recently launched in partnership with Southern Maine Community College. In an effort to promote marine industry careers, Maine students of all ages will receive complimentary admission to the show. For more information about The Maine Boat Show contact the Maine Marine Trades Association, 207-773-8725 or go to