From Maine DEP: New Law Becomes Effective October 18, 2021 The legislature adopted one bill in the first session of the 130th Legislature (2021) with shoreland zone implications that is now in effect. Public Law 2021, chapter 336 (enacting LD 1161 – An Act Concerning Marina-based Restaurants in the Shoreland Zone) authorizes a municipality to adopt an
Mills Administration Announces First Call for Proposals Since 2017 for Land for Maine’s Future Program
October 8, 2021 Governor Mills’ Administration has announced a call for proposals for conservation and recreation projects through the Lands for Maine’s Future Program (LMF). This LMF funding opportunity is the first since 2017 and is the direct result of Governor Mills’ proposing and lawmakers approving $40 million over four years to replenish the program
Inc. magazine today revealed that Marina Holdings LLC, which is comprised of Yarmouth Boat Yard, Moose Landing Marina, and Freedom Boat Club of Maine, made their annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This prestigious ranking represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its
Maine Ocean School Recruiting High School Students and Engaging in Citizen Science Maine Ocean School is pleased to announce their involvement in a citizen scientist project beginning this academic year, which will explore the dynamics of the Penobscot River Estuary. Funded by the National Science Foundation, students will contribute to the research conducted by Lauren
COVID-19 Response – Safe Boating and Business resources for Maine’s marine industry. Please check here for continued updates.
Maine Marine Trades Association and Maine Outdoor Brands are teaming up to host the 2021 Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo. The event will be held October 1-2, 2021 at Thompson’s Point in Portland and will feature a variety of vendors, exhibits, and demonstrations to help new and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts gear up and get outdoors.
The New England Marine Trades Association (NEMTA) is pleased to announce the release of their new website – www.NEboating.com. NEMTA is composed of the six New England states including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont. The economic impact of the recreational boating industry in New England is $15.8 Billion dollars with over
Temperatures were in the single digits in northern Maine. Snow blanketed the wilderness around the Mount Katahdin region. Six volunteers representing the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA) were ready to climb on snowmobiles with their snowshoes and backpacks. The goal was a rather unique volunteer workday to help clean up derelict canoes on a remote
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler was in Maine on August 20, announcing the final rule to amend the national marine diesel engine program to delay installing certified Tier 4 marine diesel engines in certain high-speed commercial vessels. Maine boatbuilders informed the EPA in 2017 that there are no certified Tier 4 engines with
The Maine Coastal Program is currently seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY2021. Shore and Harbor Planning Grants support municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. Proposals are due on Monday, June 22, 2020, 5pm.
Navatek LLC has been awarded an $8 million contract from the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research. Navatek will work directly with Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME, who will build the Navatek prototypes and collaborate on testing at-sea.
Brooklin Boat Yard launched OUTLIER, a 55-foot sloop designed by Botin Partners of Spain, on June 5 after a ten-month build in Brooklin, Maine.
Anna, the 65′ cold-molded sailing yacht built by Lyman-Morse in 2018, won a prestigious Classic Boat Award at an exclusive event held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on April 2.
Marina Holdings LLC, holding company for Yarmouth Boat Yard and Moose Landing Marina, has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by marine publication, Boating Industry
Stacey Keefer will replace Susan Swanton the current Executive Director of the Maine Marine Trades Association
Southport, ME – Hodgdon Yacht Services is pleased to announce that they are now a fully authorized Yamaha outboard dealer.