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.