Not a plastic show
Phin Sprague couldn't find a boat show where the salespeople knew more about boats than he did, so he created his own.
That was more than two decades ago, and today serious boaters say the
Maine Boatbuilders Show is a Mecca for those in the know. Soundings editor Bill Sisson talks to Sprague and some of the builders about the show, their creations and what makes both unique.
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Show organizer Phin Sprague of
Portland Yacht Services on what makes the show unique.
Retro Marine's Mitch Sorbera on what he learns from show-goers. Cranberry Island Boatyard's
recalls the year she sold her ride home from the show.
Ted Boynton with
Stagepoint Boats, who says the traditional classic market is seeing a resurgence. Steve Holt describes hull No. 1 of the
Shaw & Tenney Whitehall - the first boat by the 152-year-old paddle and oar maker. Belle Ryder of
Ryder Boats shares impressions from her first year as an exhibitor. Matthew Sledge of
Samoset Boatworks discusses the variety of skills displayed at the show.
Stories in this issue:
Not a plastic show A 26-foot backyard-built beauty Choosing a center console Predator turns Guardian