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Page 14. MAINE COASTAL NEWS January 2013

Boat And Ship Yard News

This is the hull of a new 70-footer under construction at Brooklin Boat Yard. She is scheduled to be launched in August.

February or March. Due to the interest in the 36 footers and The new Back Cove Downeast 37, which will debut in July.

General Marine in Biddeford has a Northern Bay 36 being fi nished out as a yacht for a customer on Nantucket. They added a two foot section to the stern and then began working on her interior. Her interior includes a V-berth, enclosed head with separate shower, and two additional berths with galley up. She is powered with a 700-hp Caterpillar diesel engine.

A General Marine 26 is being fi nished

off as a sportfi sh boat for a customer from Florida. She will have a center pilothouse and will be powered with a 260-hp Volvo diesel. She is approximately 90% complete and will be launched the middle of winter. They have another Northern Bay 36 to

do as a sportfi sh boat for a customer from New Jersey. They will start this project in

the larger boats looking to be stored there for the winter, they have decided to obtain a hydraulic trailer that can handle them. This should be up and running later this winter. Out in the other shop they have a lot of repair work to do. There is a Ribalo in for new fuel tanks, gelcoat repairs and her bottom will be soda blasted and a barrier coat applied. They also have another boat that will need repairs made to her bottom. This coupled with the amount of general maintenance work will keep them busy right through the spring.

Maine Yacht Center in Portland has all their storage customers up and covered for

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the winter. Between these boats and some other projects they will be real busy this winter.

They have two Akilaria Class 40 RC3 versions coming in for modifi cations the end of January. They will be working on the keel, rudders and spars. They will also do their regular maintenance, such as painting. This two boats will keep them busy most of the winter. A 42-foot Sabre, which was damaged in hurricane Sandy, will be arriving to have extensive repairs made after being bounced around a parking lot for a while. The extent of the damage is unknown. A Cambria 44 will be coming in to be repowered. She presently has a Westerbeke diesel engine and this will be replaced with the Beta diesel.

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Strouts Point Wharf Company in South Freeport is another yard that will be real busy this winter and spring. In one bay they have the 1947 31-foot Concordia KESTREL, which was built by Bud McIntosh in New Hampshire. She was refastened, re-caulked, and had some engine work done last year. This year they are redo- ing her house sides and covering her decks with Dinyl. Once this is complete, they will do a lot of painting and varnishing. She should be completed midwinter. A 24-foot Hackercraft is in to be rebuilt. She will receive a completely new bottom, which will include frames and fl oors. She will then be varnished.

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