31st Annual Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend in Portland

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The Maine Boatbuilders Show for 2018 is ready for spring, and this is the second year at the Portland Sports Complex at 512 Warren Avenue, Portland. Same show, new site. Sail, power, small and large boats are all represented at the three-day event.  

Up and down the NE coastline, boat yards  are humming.  Meet the builders, see the experts and get your boating questions answered.  If you are an old salty, or new to boating, this is the show to spend the weekend with.   All of the manufacturers for marine products and engines are there.   

Maine’s boatbuilding community is extremely diverse. There are those that build dinghies, others mega-yachts, and anywhere in between and this show is here to promote everyone. Many boat builders do not know what they will have available at show time, but when we know what boats are coming we will send out press releases promoting them. Each year brings a new crowd. 

With the brain trust that is attracted to the show, there is often animated discussions and as much going on in the aisles as in the booths. Friends make the show an annual pilgrimage.  The fact that it is a gathering point and a celebration has attracted national organizations. 

The Maine Maritime Academy Alumnae will hold a Maritime Flea Market all three days with proceeds going to support Maine Maritime Academy with scholarships.    Lectures are free all three days so picking a seat for a REST and enjoy an educational hour.  There is a restaurant in the new site all on ONE floor! 

To celebrate the next generation, for the seventh year, there will be an engine diagnosis competition between the Maine Vocational High schools 10-12 Saturday.  This  has grown and  become very important to our  industry as we  ALL are looking  for  new  competent  employees  and  what  better  than to see  them  at their best,  here  competing  for $15K in scholarships!   

The show is expected to draw around 10,000 people to the Portland Sports Complex, located at 512 Warren Ave, in Portland, Maine. Admission is $15 per day at the door or ON LINE tickets are available.    Children under 12 accompanied by adults will be admitted free. Groups of 10 or more can purchase block tickets for $10.00 ea.  It is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday March 24, and Saturday March 25,  and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday March 26.    

To learn more about the 31 Maine Boatbuilders Show go to www.portlandyacht.com 


Event Dates: 
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:00am
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:00am
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
512 Warren Avenue, Portland
512 Warren Avenue
Portland  Maine