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ABBRA to Host Boatyard Study Tour at REFIT!
1/9/2018
ABBRA to Host Boatyard Study Tour at REFIT!
The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association will host a fullday
tour of Southeast Florida boatyards focused on refit projects on January 9th, 2018,
leading into the Refit conference January 10-11, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. ABBRA’s
Refit Study Tour is a day-long mobile training course that takes participants on
exclusive tours of two...
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Past Events
2017 Annual Conference & Business Meeting - Registration Now OPEN!
11/29/2017
2017 Annual Conference & Business Meeting - Registration Now OPEN!
We are delighted to open registration for this, the most important event of our year, and hope that you will be able to join us. In addition to our usual line up of workshops, networking opportunities and the Products & Services Trade Fair we will have a special message from Sen. Susan Collins and we will be celebrating the Changing of the Guard as...
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ABYC to Host Training in Maine
11/28/2017
ABYC to Host Training in Maine
The American Boat & Yacht Council would like to extend an invitation to MMTA members to attend a special industry training Tuesday evening Nov. 28th in Portland.
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Environmental Compliance Symposium
8/29/2017
Environmental Compliance Symposium
This solutions focused event is a 'must do' for anyone who is concerned about compliance issues. Panel presentations will include agency staff, industry members and compliance experts. Our goal is to help you get the answers you need when it comes to understanding your obligations and how to identify and implement compliance strategies and practices...
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2017 Straddlelift Safety Training
8/25/2017
2017 Straddlelift Safety Training
Join us for this perennial favorite - designed to help your equipment operators, yard crew and supervisors better understand operational safety.

Registration is now open - don't delay!
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8/23/2017
Sponsors for Symposium Announced
We are very pleased to acknowledge the generous sponsorships provided by several environmental engineering and consulting firms. Please click on the icon for more information.
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OSHA 10 Training - Southern Maine
8/15/2017
OSHA 10 Training - Southern Maine
REGISTRATION OPEN
This highly sought after class is scheduled for Aug. 15 & 16 in Yarmouth. It is a prerequisite for designation as a Certified Marine Service Manager by ABBRA. Online registration is available. Please click thru for additional information.
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Lunch with a Cause!
6/6/2017
Lunch with a Cause!
Buy lunch and help us help Patrick N’Docky attend The Landing School. Patrick is from the Republic of Congo. He wants to transform his country by learning boat building here in Maine and then bring this knowledge back to the Congo to create an indigenous boat building industry.
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Crane Operator/Rigging Safety/Train the Trainer
4/11/2017
Crane Operator/Rigging Safety/Train the Trainer
Registration is now open for the two-day Crane Operator/Rigging Safety Training with an optional third day covering Train the Trainer.

Seating in this class is limited so please get your registrations in ASAP!
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ENVISION MAINE SUMMIT
11/20/2015
ENVISION MAINE SUMMIT
The Second Annual Envision Maine Summit - Conversations about Maine's Future is scheduled for Friday Nov. 20 at the Abromson Center at USM in Portland.

For details and registration please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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2015 Annual Conference & Business Meeting - Registration Now Open!
11/12/2015
2015 Annual Conference & Business Meeting - Registration Now Open!
Join us for Maine's premier gathering of marine industry professionals. You can attend relevant and timely workshops, visit with exhibitors at the Products & Services Trade Fair and network with others who share your experiences and concerns. This year's keynote speaker is Linda Greenlaw, award winning author and renowned swordboat captain.

We've...
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NEW Sponsors Added for Annual Conference
11/12/2015
NEW Sponsors Added for Annual Conference
Check out all the latest information regarding this perennially favorite event - including new sponsors!
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Straddlelift Safety Training - Registration Now Open
8/21/2015
Straddlelift Safety Training - Registration Now Open
Back by popular demand! This one day class will help operators, supervisors and members of your yard crew understand the safe operating procedures for mobile marine hoists. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of proper maintenance of the machine, cables, slings, etc.

For additional information and a registration...
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Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Workshop - 2015
7/28/2015
Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Workshop - 2015
We are pleased to announce the scheduling of this popular two-day workshop for crane operators, their supervisors and operators-in-training. Seating is limited so we encourage you to register soon!

For course details and registration information please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Maine's Economy and Climate Change
6/12/2015
Maine's Economy and Climate Change
Save the date - June 12, 2015 - for an extraordinary gathering of business, environmental, energy and civic leaders to explore what climate change will mean for our economy. For details and registration please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
4/24/2015
Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
Our 2015 Waterfront First Aid course is scheduled for April 24th in Portland. Please register ASAP as seating is limited! For details and a registration form please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Succession Planning Workshop
3/11/2015
Succession Planning Workshop
Back by popular demand! This timely workshop will help those of you giving some thought to an 'exit strategy' and how best to prepare yourself and your company for that eventuality. You won't want to miss this half-day session from our Owner/Operator Professional Development Series. For details about the workshop and a registration form, please click...
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Landing School Celebration Announced
2/23/2015
Landing School Celebration Announced
The Landing School in Arundel will host a special celebration of the School, its community, local art, history and literature on Feb. 23rd. For details and to RSVP please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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OSHA 10 HOUR Training for Boatyards
2/10/2015
OSHA 10 HOUR Training for Boatyards
Once again we are happy to partner with SafetyWorks! to bring you this training. Registration is now open for classes being held at Hinckley Yachts in Trenton on Feb. 10 & 11 and at Royal River Boat Yard in Yarmouth on Feb. 24 & 25.

For details and a registration form please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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OSHA 10 HOUR Training for Boatyards
2/10/2015
OSHA 10 HOUR Training for Boatyards
Once again we are happy to partner with SafetyWorks! to bring you this training. Registration is now open for the class being held at Hinckley Yachts in Trenton Feb. 10 & 11. Check back soon for details on the Feb. 24 & 25 class in Southern Maine.

For details and a registration form please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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ABYC FAST TRAC - Marine Systems & Marine Electrical Certifications Scheduled
2/5/2015
ABYC FAST TRAC - Marine Systems & Marine Electrical Certifications Scheduled
Back by popular demand - the ABYC Fast Trac certification classes for Marine Systems and Marine Electrical are scheduled and registration is now open! Students may register for one or both of these classes which will take place Feb. 5th & 6th in Rockland. For details and registration information please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of...
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ABYC Composite Boat Builder Certification Class Scheduled!
12/15/2014
ABYC Composite Boat Builder Certification Class Scheduled!
The Maine Marine Trades Association is pleased to partner with the Composites Engineering Research Lab to host ABYC's Composite Boat Builder Certification class December 15 -17, 2014 at SMCC's Brunswick campus. The class will be tought by world renowned composites expert Scott Lewit. MMTA members should contact ABYC directly to register at a special...
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2014 MMTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting
11/12/2014
2014 MMTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting
Join us on Nov. 12th at Owls Head Transportation Museum for MMTA's 2014 Annual Conference & Business Meeting! For additional information and registration instructions please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of the page. See you at Owls Head! UPDATED - new information added!
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Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
9/5/2014
Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
Back by popular demand - Waterfront First Course! The class is scheduled for Sept. 5th and will be held in Falmouth, ME. Seating for this class is limited. The class offered this spring filled quickly - so be sure to register soon!

For details and registration information please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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2nd Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
9/5/2014
2nd Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
Back by popular demand - Waterfront First Course! The class is scheduled for Sept. 5th and will be held in Falmouth, ME. Seating for this class is limited. The class offered this spring filled quickly - so be sure to register soon!

For details and registration information please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Crane Operator - Train the Trainer
8/19/2014
Crane Operator - Train the Trainer
You asked and we’re ready to deliver! This 2 day workshop will prepare participants to deliver crane safety training to others in their company. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to build capacity in your own company - an in-house trainer can save you time and money! For details and a registration form for this important workshop please click...
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Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Workshop - 2014
8/12/2014
Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Workshop - 2014
We are very pleased to offer once again the very successful "Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Training" - a two day workshop geared towards crane operators, supervisors and operators-in-training. For details and a registration form for this important workshop please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Straddlelift Safety Training
8/1/2014
Straddlelift Safety Training
SORRY - THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Back by popular demand! This one day class will help operators, supervisors and members of your yard crew understand the safe operating procedures for mobile marine hoists. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of proper maintenance of the machine, cables, slings, etc.

For additional...
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5/22/2014
Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. Announces Employer Workshop
Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc., along with its educational and economic development partners is hosting a workshop for employers who may have need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) employees. The workshop will provide you with information on how your company may benefit from programs geared towards helping emerging, small and medium...
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5/15/2014
Maine Businesses Invited to Participate in METS
The Maine International Trade Center has announced its partnership with Commerce RI to host a "Best of New England" booth at METS (Marine Equipment Trades Show) November 18 - 20 in Amsterdam. This is the largest B2B leisure marine equipment show in the world!

To view the event flyer please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
4/11/2014
Waterfront First Aid Course Scheduled
MMTA is pleased to bring back the Waterfront First Course this spring! The class is scheduled for April 11 and will be held in Falmouth, ME. Seating for this class is limited - so be sure to register soon.

For details and registration information please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.

Sorry - this class is SOLD OUT!!...
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ABYC FAST TRAC - Gasoline and Diesel Certifications
3/27/2014
ABYC FAST TRAC - Gasoline and Diesel Certifications
We had such great response to the Fast Trac model last year that we are bringing it back - this time for the Gasoline Engine Certification and Diesel Engine Certifications. Students may register for one or both of these self study programs - with review and testing dates scheduled for late March.

For details and registration information please click...
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Winter Regional Meetings
3/26/2014
Winter Regional Meetings
Please join us for one of our Winter Regional Meetings. They provide a great opportunity to network, meet MMTA Directors and staff and visit exciting venues!

For details and registration please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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Marine Retail University Returning to Maine!
3/18/2014
Marine Retail University Returning to Maine!
The Maine Marine Trades Association is pleased to announce the return of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas very popular Marine Retail University. This year's event will take place on Thursday Feb. 6th in Portland.

For additional information and to register please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page. This training...
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ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Returning to Maine!
3/4/2014
ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Returning to Maine!
MMTA is delighted to partner once again with the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association to bring the very popular Marine Service Manager course to Maine. The three day class will take place at the Landing School in Arundel and promises to be a unique and excellent opportunity to help advance the careers of marine service management professionals.

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OSHA 10 HOUR Training for Boatyards
2/25/2014
OSHA 10 HOUR Training for Boatyards
Back by popular demand - SafetyWorks! ever popular OSHA 10 Hour Training for Boatyards! The program will be offered in Belfast.

For details and registrations please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page.
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2013 MMTA Annual Conference
11/13/2013
2013 MMTA Annual Conference
It's a date! The 2013 MMTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting has been scheduled. Please click on the FMI icon for the latest information and registration instructions. We look forward to seeing you at Owls Head on Nov. 13th!
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Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Workshop
8/6/2013
Crane Operator & Rigging Safety Workshop
MMTA is pleased to announce the scheduling of Crane Operator & Rigging Safety - a two day workshop geared towards crane operators, supervisors and operators-in-training. For more information and registration form about this important workshop please click on the FMI icon.
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ABYC Fast Trac
3/28/2013
ABYC Fast Trac
MMTA is pleased to once again partner with ABYC to bring highly sought after training to Maine. The new ABYC Fast Trac program provides students with a faster, less expensive pathway to certification.

For details on the Marine Systems and Marine Electrical certifications and a registration form please click on the FMI icon.
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Environmental Compliance Workshop
2/27/2013
Environmental Compliance Workshop
Join us for this excellent opportunity to gain understanding of environmental regulations that affect boatyards, marinas and boat building facilities! Discussion will include common compliance failures, best practices and sustainability and return on investment.

Please click on the FMI icon for details and a registration form!

PLEASE NOTE: This...
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1/8/2013
OSHA 10 HOUR TRAINING FOR BOATYARDS
We are very pleased to be offering to you once again the very ppopular OSHA 10 Hour Training for Boatyards. Please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page for details about the training and a registration form.
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Marine Retailer University Coming to Maine!
12/12/2012
Marine Retailer University Coming to Maine!
We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Maine Marine Trades Association and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as we bring MRAA's Marine Retailers University to Maine! This is the first offering of this very popular training in New England. There are special discounts available for members of MRAA and MMTA - and a special corporate...
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ABYC Composite Boat Builder Certification
12/4/2012
ABYC Composite Boat Builder Certification
We are pleased to offer ABYC's Composite Boat Builder Certification course in Biddeford, Maine Dec. 17 - 19, 2012. PLEASE NOTE: This is new date for this class! Also - we have negotiated a special corporate rate for those of you who may need housing for this class.

For more information and a registration form please click on the FMI icon on the...
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2012 MMTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting
11/1/2012
2012 MMTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting
We are delighted to bring you the Maine Marine Trades Association 2012 Annual Conference & Business Meeting featuring keynote speaker David Gordon, President & CEO of Katahdin Forest Products. For more information and a registration form please click on the FMI icon on the right hand side of this page or go to the event website for online registration.
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Professional Development & Project Management Series
8/25/2010
Professional Development & Project Management Series
The Marine Systems Training Center is pleased to offer a series of professional development and project management courses ideal for many levels of professionals. The one day workshops may be taken individually or as a series. Negotiating skills and personal productivity are critical in any job. The project management series includes three different...
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The Marine Systems Training Center -Upcoming Courses
8/15/2010
The Marine Systems Training Center -Upcoming Courses
Check out the new course additions to the MSTC training schedule.
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Training Opportunities at the MSTC
6/5/2010
Training Opportunities at the MSTC
The Marine Systems Training Center's latest schedule of courses. Contact us for more details and for information on funding assistance resources.

To view the list -click on Additional Event Information link and look for the pdf file on the right side of the screen under Related Files and Materials.
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Waterfront First Aid
6/2/2010
Waterfront First Aid
CPR/AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Certification & First Aid Certification

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 (register before May 26)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Topics include: Emergency plans, wound control, medical emergencies, trauma, shock and environmental injuries.

Course Fee: $120

Instructors: Maritime Emergency Medicine staff

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Classes For Boat Owners at the MSTC
5/1/2010
Classes For Boat Owners at the MSTC
The Marine Systems Training Center will be offering two boat owner workshops this spring on rigging and electronics. These workshops are designed to help create well informed customers. We want boat owners to understand why and when to call on our industry's professionals, and what they should ask. Please pass on this information to your customers.
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Computer Classes Now Available at the MSTC
4/28/2010
Computer Classes Now Available at the MSTC
The Marine Systems Training Center will kick off the computer lab opening with Intro to Excel on April 28 and Intermediate Excel on May 26. Instruction will be provided by Vtec Education of Portland. Reminder - seating is limited for these classes! FMI: Contact the MSTC at 354-8803 or info@marinesystemstraining.com
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Bottom Wash Permit & Stormwater Permit Training
3/16/2010
Bottom Wash Permit & Stormwater Permit Training
Back by popular demand - this training will provide facility operators with an opportunity to hear the latest from the Maine DEP about two major permits that are required for most Maine boatyards and marinas. For more information and to download the registration form please click on the icon in the right hand column.
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Nov. 17th - MMTA Annual Meeting
11/17/2009
Nov. 17th - MMTA Annual Meeting
Save the date! The MMTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting will be held at the Samoset Resort on November 17th this year.

We are very pleased to have Kevin Hancock of Hancock Lumber as our Keynote Speaker! For the Conference Agenda, information on Workshops and the Registration Form please click on 'more information' on the link for more information.
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11/17/2009
2009 Annual Conference & Business Meeting
For the Conference Agenda, information on Workshops and the Registration Form please click on 'more information' on the link for more information.
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Bottom Wash Permit Training
10/15/2009
Bottom Wash Permit Training
We are pleased to be partnering once again with the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection to bring you a special training event focused on the new Antifouling Contaminated Vessel Wash Water Discharge Permit (the bottom wash permit). This permit has been in the works for a long time and has made it through all the required review and public comment...
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Marketing Seminar
4/2/2009
Marketing Seminar
A free day of marketing and media training for owners and staff of boatbuilding, marine trades and composite businesses in Maine. This program is underwritten by Maine's North Star Alliance Initiative - registration is required.
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11/26/2008
Conference/Symposium Evaluation
Please help us plan an even better event for you next year by sharing your thoughts about this year's event! Simply click on the "more information" link on the right hand side of this page to download the evaluation form.

Thank you!
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2008 MMTA Annual Conference & North Star Alliance Symposium
11/19/2008
2008 MMTA Annual Conference & North Star Alliance Symposium
The Maine Marine Trades Association and Maine's North Star Alliance Initiative are pleased to announce the 2008 MMTA Annual Conference and NSAI Symposium. For more information please click on the "more information" under Related Files & Materials on the right.
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Mobile Marine Hoist Training
8/1/2008
Mobile Marine Hoist Training
Back by popular demand - Mobile Marine Hoist Training
Firday - August 1, 2008
Wayfarer Marine - Camden
Register NOW to reserve your space!
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SAVE THE DATE! - The MMTA Annual Conference / North Star Alliance Symposium
11/27/2007
SAVE THE DATE! - The MMTA Annual Conference / North Star Alliance Symposium
Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
220 Warrenton Street - Rockport, ME 04856

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Please contact Susan Swanton at 207-773-8725.
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Press & Media Inquiries
For more information or to arrange for an interview or photo opportunity please contact:

Susan Swanton
Executive Director
Maine Marine Trade Association
207-773-8725
swanton@mainemarinetrades.com
Shoreside Links
For information on upcoming boat shows, please visit these sites:

The Portland Boat Show
www.theportlandboatshow.com

Annual Augusta Boat Show
www.americasbestshows.com

Annual Maine Boat Show
www.americasbestshows.com

Maine Boatbuilders Show
www.portlandcompany.com/boatshow

Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show
www.maineboats.com/boatshow