Mount Desert Island | Maine

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For more than a century, boaters have always been attracted to Mount Desert Island due to the many beautiful and well protected harbors, rugged coastline, shore-side attractions and well established boat building infrastructure.  The charming villages of Southwest, Northeast and Bar Harbors host several marinas, very good restaurants and a variety of local shops that offer a last chance to stock up before exploring the more remote cruising grounds to the East.  The harbors are also a perfect base to explore the nationally acclaimed Acadia National Park, where one can hike and bike on historic carriage roads, climb granite peaks or just relax and enjoy the scenery. There is enough to keep any nature lover occupied for days with crystal lakes for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and abundant wildlife to observe both at sea and on land.  Somes Sound, the only fjord on the U.S. East coast, is adjacent to Southwest harbor and provides a memorable anchorage framed beautifully by Mount Desert Peak.  All in all, the island is a breathtaking cruising area that represents for many the true charm of Maine with a natural diversity that is hard to match.

  • Dysart's Marina

News

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!   

For a PDF version, see: https://www.yachtinsidersguide.com/sites/default/files/yacht_insiders_gu...

Introducing Anna, our new 65' wood composite sailing yacht launched today.
April 2, 2018

Introducing Anna, our new 65' wood composite sailing yacht launched today. It has been a wonderful collaboration between us, the owners, the designers Stephens Waring Yacht Design with Martha Coolidge Design, and Alison Langley Photography who documented it all.

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: http://www.yachtinsidersguide.com/sites/default/files/new-england-2017.pdf

Hinckley Yachts Certified Pre-Owned Program
March 20, 2017

Hinckley's service yards and brokerage components support a certified pre-owned program for the after-market that has eluded other builders.

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