Portland Pudgy will be at the Maine Boatbuilders Show March 14th – 16th, right here in Portland, Maine, only about a quarter mile from the Portland Pudgy shop. The Maine Boatbuilders’ show is authentic, gritty, beautiful, and lots of fun. Master builders and craftsmen from Maine, New England, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick are there to share their knowledge and their passion for boats and boating.
You will be astounded by the expertise and enthusiasm you’ll encounter at every exhibit–from beautifully crafted sailing and motor yachts, to smaller vessels like the Portland Pudgy, to antique tools, to composting toilets. Many of the exhibits are staffed by the owners of the business, not just hired salesmen, so you can have a real conversation with the actual builder of that yacht (or with David Hulbert, of Portland Pudgy, for that matter). We think the experts are there because it’s such a unique, fascinating, special show–a meet-up of the boating clan–and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want to be there every year.
This boat show has a real Maine feel to it. Even the cavernous old building it’s housed in–an old locomotive factory from the 1800s–exudes the gritty charm of our favorite city. Portland, by the way, has become famous for its sophisticated food and microbrewery scene. There’s a wide range of hotels and B&B’s. If you come to the show, be sure to look us up. We’re at 200 Anderson Street, right near the show. You can try us at the shop at 207.761.2428 or call us at 207.712.4027 or 207.712.1553 (mobile #s, because we’ll be at the show).
Maine Boatbuilders Show, The Portland Company, 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-1067
Friday March 14, 2014: 10 – 6pm
Saturday March 15, 2013: 10 – 6pm
Sunday March 16, 2013: 10 – 4pm