Manset Yacht Service

Rent an excellent powerboat during your visit to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

(207) 244-4040

Acadia National Park is at our doorstep. Being located on Mount Desert Island (MDI) offers some of the most beautiful cruising and fishing waters along the coast of Maine. Minutes from Bar Harbor and easily accessed via Island Explorer, boat or car, Manset Yacht Service is here to meet your boating vacation needs. Give us a call today!

GPS Coordinates: 44 16'07.80" N   68 18' 28.91" W

About Us

Bob Brown established his company in 1991 on the shores of Manset in Southwest Harbor, Maine next to The Hinckley Company. Having boated here and in Florida waters since childhood, he got to know the business and the coastal area well. Today, Manset Yacht Service is a 2-acre facility providing powerboat rentals to visitors and locals who want the best equipment.


Acadia National Park is literally at our doorstep on Mount Desert Island (MDI) offering some of the most beautiful cruising and fishing waters along the coast of Maine and all of New England. We are only minutes from Bar Harbor and easily accessed via the Free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus, boat or car, and are here to meet your vacation boating needs. Let us help make this a great visit.

Powerboat Rentals

We rent by half-day, day, week or month. Our rental fleet consists of new and nearly new 'ANGLER' brand fiberglass powerboats. Vessels are Yamaha powered. This boat / motor combination has proven to be a great pairing. All boats are boatyard maintained and the finest quality available in the rental industry.

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Great Location

Located on the Manset shore in Southwest Harbor Maine makes for an ideal starting point for your excursion but if you like we can deliver boats to you dock or mooring. Renting from Southwest Harbor offers cruising and picnicking in a truly unique area. Great Harbor Marina is close at hand as well as The Hinckley Company's docks and mooring fields.

Take in the views along Somes Sound or around the Great Harbor and see some of the most attractive summer homes on the East Coast. Cruise into Northeast Harbor for lunch or do a bit of shopping in Seal Harbor with its scenic beach and picturesque harbor. Another option is the head out to Great Cranberry Island or Islesford. This is a wonderful day trip.