Watch the Races

This year there will be a total of 31 races — ranging from non-working boats, to Novi Boats, the fastest lobster boat, and lots in between.

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register to compete

With cash and gear prizes — not to mention bragging rights all year long — you won't want to miss taking part in this year's races!

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get your race gear

2018 Harpswell Lobster Boat Races Gear is on sale now — so make sure to get your shirt, hat or hoodie before they sell out!

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There is nothing more uniquely Maine than a day at the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races!

For nearly 30 years, the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races have attracted fishermen, boat builders, and race fans alike due to the venue’s extreme beauty and fun, family atmosphere.

A shortage of volunteer support forced Harpswell to put the races on hiatus for a few years...until this Summer!!

Mark your calendar for July 29, 2018 (Rain Date Aug 5) because the townspeople of Harpswell, Maine have come together to rejoin Maine’s summer lobster boat racing circuit.

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get involved

The Harpswell Lobster Boat Races is open to anyone who would like to volunteer their time and talent to this event.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call Larry Ward at 207-798-1725, send an email to, or send a message to the Committee via its Facebook page at

Thank You 2018 Race Sponsors