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Maine Boat Builder Show 2012 Celebrates 25 Years!

A smaller boat show than New England (Boston), this show runs for three days, sponsored by and held at Portland Yacht Services. ┬áIt doesn’t matter, though, 2012 marked 25 years for this show with 195 exhibitors; a 20% annual turnover. It’s a great show to talk with various boat builder’s and learn what little tweaks they’ve done to their boats since the previous year’s show.

Chris Webber, owner of The Black Tie Company, also celebrated 25 years of running the food court. “Everything is homemade”, says Chris, “we started with just popcorn and two workers a day. Now we have 20 people a day and do this show for the relationships.”

According to Phin Sprague, owner, all the exhibitors were upbeat, customers more positive and getting into the buying mood. “It was a solid show, quality people,” says Phin, “and we’ll be back in 2013!”

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