SLIDE SHOW - Maine Boatbuilders Show

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This "most unique boat show in the world" continues to be an event of superlatives says Soundings editor, Bill Sisson: finest builders, most knowledgeable buyers, funkiest setting.

Don’t expect potted palms and velvet ropes at the Maine Boatbuilders Show. This gathering of some of the finest builders on the East Coast takes place in an old locomotive railroad foundry. The floorboards creak and the roof sometimes leaks, but that only adds to the character of what one boatbuilder calls the only place you can still find romance left in the industry.

Soundings editor Bill Sisson visits the show every year, and in 2007 filed this report in honor of the 20th anniversary.

This year’s show runs Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibiters include fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders, and equipment manufacturers. Admission is $15; children under 12 admitted free.

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