Camden, Rockland & Rockport | Maine

With its myriad of harbors, coves and islets, Penobscot Bay offers what Maine cruising is all about. Located at the northwest corner is the quiet and beautiful town of Belfast. With the recent opening of a first class marina and shipyard, it is a prime cruising destination, away from overwhelming summer crowds. First class restaurants and a great co-op for provisioning can be found within walking distance from the marina. Heading south is Camden, a truly picture-perfect New England village nestled along the west side of Penobscot Bay. Built around the long and narrow harbor, the village is easy to explore on foot, with plenty of boutiques, galleries and restaurants all close by. Provisioning is also quite good, with a choice of upscale gourmet stores and a popular farmer’s market. Rockport, located south of Camden in one of the region’s most charming and scenic protected coves, is home to a summer artist colony. Nearby is Rockland, a hub of boating activity for Lower Penobscot Bay, offering excellent anchorage and home to first class marinas. Thomaston and Tenants Harbor also offer very pleasant cruising stops.

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Yacht Insider's Guide logo
May 15, 2020

Unfortuntaley we decided not to proceed with publishing the guide book this year due to COVID19.  Normally we go to print with the book mid-May and COVID was in full force by then.  We continue to work on our website to keep it updated and we look forward to a better 2021! 

Thank you!

Anne & Rick 

2019 Yacht Insider's Guide
May 19, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 (the 11th edition!) of the New England Yacht Insider's Guide will be available soon from Maine to Connecticut, including Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island! 
We are so grateful for our loyal advertisers, many of them supporting us since the very beginning, and all the wonderful friendships we built since we started the guides in 2009! 

And once again, a huge thank you to Billy Back for this stunning cover and all the photos that make our guides so attractive!


New England 2018
May 29, 2018

The 2018 New England Yacht Insider's Guide is printed and on it's way to points all around New England!   

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The 2017 New England Yacht Insider's Guide
May 27, 2017

The 2017 New England Yacht Insider's Guide is printed and on it's way to points all around New England!    For a PDF version, see:

News from Lyman Morse
September 27, 2016

We welcome Fall to Thomaston and Camden, Maine. It was a fantastic summer! The Camden Classics Cup and Owners' Reunion were certainly highlights. Our docks were full and summer refit work was brisk.   Amidst it all, we began construction on a project. We have been collaborating with Paul Waring and Bob Stephens for years, and are excited to work on our first new construction project together. The owner chose Lyman-Morse as the builder for our expertise in systems engineering and installation plus our attention to detail and responsiveness to owners' requests.


Camden, Maine