Maine Yacht Charters
An overview of Maine yacht charters and the state. The state of Maine is part of the New England region in the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. It is known for its scenes, jagged, mostly rocky coastline, low, rolling mountains, heavily forested interior, and picturesque waterways—as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.
The Maine coast is 250 miles with a straight string line from the Portsmouth New Hampshire bridge and border to Quoddy Head, the northeasternmost point near Campobello Island and Canada. However, the Maine coast juts out to sea and curves inland with hundreds of harbors, inlets, and rivers making the actual coastline over 3,000 miles and over 5,000 miles of coast including islands – greater than California. Visiting and exploring is best done by chartering a yacht.
- Visit Baxter State Park: For outdoor enthusiasts, spend a night watching stars and listening to the quiet wilderness at this park, where the 5267-foot mountain forms the bedrock of one of the most unique state parks in the country.
- Go white-water rafting on the Kennebec River.
- Ski Sugarloaf Mountain in the wintertime.
- Explore the Maine Maritime Museum on the banks of the Kennebec River in historic Bath.
- Take a walk with your dog on one of Maine’s many pet-friendly beaches.
- Boost your well-being at a luxurious spa or wellness retreat.
- Sail the coast and enjoy secluded bays, fresh fish, and lobster.
Climate, and Weather
Maine has a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold winters. Summers have an average high temperature of 70°F (21.1°C) in the peak of July. Nights are temperate during the summer season.
Winters are cold with average low temperatures of 12°F (-11.1°C) in January with abundant snowfall throughout the state. Spring is a little rainy with warm temperatures, while autumn is colder than the summer. The average annual rainfall in the state is 76″ (1930.4mm). Snowfall averages 75″ (1905mm) during the winter, mainly from November to February. Coastal areas rarely have 15 to 20 annual days where the snowfall exceeds 1″ (25.4mm), although a typical Northeaster storm may deposit more than 10″ (254mm) of snow in a day.
Maine records an average of 203 sunny days in a year. Northern and western Maine is usually colder during the winter than the coastal parts of the state due to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, while the coasts are generally colder than the interiors during the summer. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year in most parts of the state, while coastal Maine usually has dry summers.
Tornadoes, cyclones, and thunderstorms are rare and mostly occur in the southern part of the state.
Some popular marinas in Maine include Fore Points Marina in Portland, The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina in Bar Harbor, Landings Marina in Rockland, and Boothbay Harbor Marina in Boothbay.
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