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to Massachusetts, North Carolina and South Carolina. These are basic centre-console outboard boats powered usually with a 150- hp Yamaha. Also inside was a General Marine 26,
which they have purchased and will be restoring her to new condition. She will be going to the Maine Boatbuilder’s Show in March.
Like many of the boatbuilders along the
Maine coast, H & H Marine in Steuben has a number of boats either under construction or ordered. Early in January they shipped 42 footer
with a 16 foot beam over to The Hinckley Company in Manset where she would be loaded on a trailer for her ride to the West Coast. She was fi nished off as a crab boat and is powered with a 610-hp QSM-11. Just launched was 46’ 4” x 17’ 6” was
fi nished off as a shrimp trap boat for a fi sh- erman from Ventura, California. Her major alteration was they added four inches to her sheer. They also added a 600 gallon fi sh hold. As for power she has a QSL 9 liter 405-hp Cummins. During sea trials she topped out at 16.9 knots and cruised at 14 knots. Next are two 46s, laid up from the 42
mould. One of these is being fi nished off as a lobster boat for a fi sherman from Vinalhav- en. She is all composite, has a live well, and is powered with a 750-hp John Deere diesel engine.
Then they have an Osmond 42 being
fi nished off as a lobster boat for another fi sherman from Vinalhaven. She is powered with a 750-hp John Deere diesel and is about fi fty percent complete. Then they have an Osmond 36 being
fi nished off as a sportfi shing boat for a customer from New York. She will have a complete interior and is powered with a 610-hp QSM11 Cummins. In the lay up shop they have an Osmond
40, which will be followed by a another 40 and a 42.
Hewes & Co. in Blue Hill has been doing a lot of custom C&C work. Presently they are cutting the dead-
wood for the keel of a Center Harbor 36 for Brooklin Boat Yard. This is being made from Alabama yellow cedar. They are also cutting pieces for the new 72-footer under construction there. These include the mould frames, which has 1/2-mm stops for each layer of glass so that when complete it is fl at. Not a boat, but an extremely interesting
project is the trolley under construction at Redfern in West Tremont. All the mahogany window casings were cut on the C&C ma- chine and now they are additional pieces to hold the windows in place. These are also out of mahogany and only a quarter of an inch in thickness. They have also been cutting the foils for
the Arctic Tern, which is made in two pieces, the lead put in place and then the two pieces are laminated together. Upstairs they are making the ladder
treads for a boarding ladder for a customer in Florida. It is amazing what a C&C machine will
do, including half-hulls. Anyone needing a number of them will fi nd this the most cost eff ective way to do them. One interesting change is that when
large fl at pieces were cut they had an in- ter-locking puzzle joint that was uniform. For one project they sent out their method to a design offi ce that said that joint would be a weak point and could fail, but if you stag- gered them that would solve the problem.
Hodgdon Yacht Services, the divi-
sion of Hodgdon, in East Boothbay, has completed repair work on the 154-foot (46.9 meter) ketch ASOLARE, originally SCHEHERAZADE. She was designed by Bruce King, with interior designed by Winch Design and built by Hodgdon Yachts, who launched her in 2003. At the time, she was the largest cold-moulded yacht ever built. “As the original builders of ASOLARE,
we are pleased that we were able to complete this important repair work,” said Timothy Hodgdon, President and CEO of Hodgdon. “The company’s connection to this boat - combined with our technical expertise - uniquely positioned us for the execution of this project.” The work included replacement of the
mizzen mast, repairs to the aft cabin and deck areas, extensive maintenance to the electrical power, sea water, hydraulic and mechanical systems, and an upgrade to the computerized sail handling controls. All three of Hodgdon’s locations in Boothbay participated in the project, including its shipyard in East Boothbay, its marina at Wotten’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor and its repair yard on Southport Island. “We at Hodgdon Yacht Services were
excited to have a yacht of ASOLARE’s size and complexity to further advance our rep- utation for refi t and repair of Superyachts, having also completed a 15 month refi t of a 116-foot schooner earlier in the year,” said Sandy Spaulding, President of Hodgdon Yacht Services. “I also want to thank Carl Persak and Jeremy Wurmfeld of Persak & Wurmfeld who, as the owner’s representa- tives, worked closely with us to achieve the desired outcome.”
In the shop at Lash Boat Yard in
Friendship they have a Flowers 38 being fi nished out as a split-wheelhouse sportfi sh- erman for a customer from Massachusetts. The bulkheads are in, the top is one and the windows are cut out, and the cabin sole down below and the platform are in. Down forward this boat will be fi tted out with V-berth, head with a shower, but no galley, although there will be a microwave. The engine was sitting next to the boat and they were getting ready to put her into position. She will be launched this spring. Next in the shop will be a Young
Brothers 42, which will be fi nished out as a lobster boat for a local customer. She will be powered with 700-hp Volvo. Also one can bet that there is plenty of
repair work needing attention before lobster fi shing season starts.
Maine Yacht Center in Portland has had a busy winter. A Celine 56 motoryacht is in for a refi t.
A hydraulic crane for her rib will be installed and some engine and generator work will be done. She is also being painted with Alex- seal.
A Wilbur 34 is in for a refi t. They are cut-
ting out her full winter-back and replacing it with a three-quarter winter-back. They will also be adding more seating in the cockpit. A Sabre 38 is in to have storm damage
repaired. The damage is mostly to her deck edge.
A 53 foot custom motor sailer is in for a new electronics package. As for the open 40s: TOOTHFACE,
which sailed across the Atlantic last sea- son, is getting a refi t so she is ready for the Atlantic Cup, which is a three-leg race from Charleston to New York and ending in Portland in early June. The race will be double-handed except for the weekend of racing in Portland which will be with a full crew.
They are also expanding the marina,
which will include an additional 200 feet of concrete docks with four new fi ngers.
Millennium Marine in Eastport has several hulls under construction presently. They have a 52 footer, which is the
fi rst U. S. passenger vessel they have built going to the Chesapeake. She is powered with a 750 hp John Deere. She has simple accommodations, which include two heads, seating in the wheelhouse and she is sched- uled to be done this spring Leaving the middle of February is a 45
foot lobster boat going to Cape Breton. She is powered with a QSC 9 Cummings, but the engine will be going in in Canada. Just out of the mould is a 49 foot 10
inch x 16 foot lobster boat, which is being fi nished off for a local fi sherman. They are doing all of the glass work and the owner will be fi nishing her out. They are starting another 45, which will
be going to Canada as a lobster boat. This will be followed by a 43, which will also be going to Canada as a lobster boat. They are looking to do more kit boats.
They already have four companies in Can- ada fi nishing off hulls for them. Here in the United States Wilbur Yachts in Manset is doing a 45 footer, which is being fi nished out as a sport fi shing/pleasure boat.
In Rockland Ocean Pursuits is have a
good year. There are three boats in the shop. One
is a Pacifi c Seacraft, which is in for a elec- trical work, complete electronics upgrade, and new refrigeration. A Morris 36 last year received a new electronics package and this years she is in for regular maintenance. A major project is on a wooden lobster boat built by Robert Rich of Bernard, which is being converted to a yacht. The engine and hydraulics have been removed. The new engine will be a John Deere, The interior will be simple and they are fi berglassing the house, putting in a new platform, refasten- ing, recaulking, rewiring and repaint. A Hinckley Picnic boat is in to be re-
power. She will be getting another Yanamar. Padebco Custom Boats in Round Pond
added to their storage capacity when the leased a 3,200 square foot heated building. This they fi lled with ease and they are think- ing of adding more for next winter. On the fl oor in the shop are two boats.
One is a new Padebco 23, which is getting her fi nal touches and will be at the Maine Boatbuilder’s Show in March. She is being fi nished off for a customer from South Bris- tol. Also in the shop is a catboat that has been all redone and is ready for the upcoming season.
They have a lot of service work sched-
uled. They have a Bristol 40 in for systems and engine work as she has been sitting for 10 years in storage. She was sold and her new owners are having her completely gone through so they can cruise her along the coast.
They have a Vindu 40, which has some
wet core issues in the hull. She is being dried and repairs will be made where needed. A Hinckley Talaria 29 is in to have all her varnish redone. A Padebco 32 is in for engine work. She
has twin Yamaha outboards. There are also six Padebco 23s in to be
refi t. Rockport Marine in Rockport has just
completed a major repair on a 56 foot 1955 S&S ocean racing sloop. She was in for a new backbone, some planking and paint and varnish.
A Concordia 41 is in having her house-
top refi nished. They removed the canvas, made repairs and will now recanvas. A W46, built in 2001 is in for a refi t.
Last year Rockport Marine built a new W46, which went to Nantucket and was able to outperform other W46s so this owner has opted to upgrade his boat to make it faster. She has received a new rig and hardware, rudder and bearings, and then they are doing some cosmetic work. A Bunker & Ellis 42 is in for a new deck,
windshield and rails. She will then receive a fresh coat of paint and varnish. A Paul Luke built, A. Nielsen designed
ketch, is in having her Perkins engine re- moved and replaced with a 110 hp Yanmar. She will also sport a new four-blade Vari- prop. Anyone interested in the Perkins en- gine it is for sale as well as her Borg-Warner velvet drive gear. SASKIANNA is getting new electric
winches. She is also being fi tted with a Code 0 spinnaker and furler. Also her rig will be Awlgripped and the interior will be painted and varnished. The center console boat they built last
year called REMBRANDT is in to have her steering change to hydraulic. The sardine carrier WILLIAM UN-
DERWOOD is progressing very nicely. This winter they have added deck frames, top timbers, bulwarks and rails. They have also laid out her internal systems.
For the last several years S. W. Boat
Works in Lamoine as been extremely busy. In one shop is a Young Brothers 45
being fi nished out as a sportfi sherman for a customer from Martha’s Vineyard. For accommodations she will have a V-berth, head with shower, and galley will be up in the salon. She will be powered with an 1,150-hp Caterpillar diesel. She expected to go overboard late summer. Another Young Brothers 45 is being
fi nished off as a yacht for a customer from St. Petersburg, FL. She will have a full custom interior and be powered with a 1,150-hp C-18 Caterpillar. In another shop they have a Calvin Beal
34 lobster yacht going to the North Shore of Massachusetts. She will e powered with a 450-hp FTP. Also being fi nished off for a fi sherman
from Cranberry Isle is a Mussel Ridge 42. She will be a lobster boat, powered with a 750-hp John Deere diesel. She will be done this spring. The Calvin Beal 42 mould has been
completed by Front Street Shipyard at their Bucksport location. They have already sold six of these, including one to her designer, Calvin Beal, Jr. For those interested they have open slots this summer. S. W. Boat Works has a the Calvin
Beal, Young Brothers and Libby, with the exception of the 41, moulds. He now has also purchased the MDI 45 mould and this will be available this summer.
In Boothbay at Samoset Boat Works
they have a Wesmac 38 hull in the shop being fi nished out as a sportfi sh/pleasure for a customer from Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. The hull arrived in early November and is scheduled to be fi nished this spring. They have her fuel tanks in, engine, a 500-hp C9 Caterpillar, has been dry fi t, shaft tube is in and they have painted the engine compart- ment. Now they are working on putting in the systems. Down forward she will have a V-berth, head and hanging locker. She will have a 6 kw genset, twin steering stations, a 12-inch hauler, tackle station and a simple galley up in the shelter.
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