Rent a boat in Belgrade lakes!

Brightside is nestled in the heart of the Belgrade Lakes Village, conveniently located on Mill Stream, off Great Pond. We offer some of the most affordable boat rental rates in the area, and have a fleet of classic wooden boats, as well as modern power boats including pontoons.

Now offering Canvas and upholstery

Brightside now offers custom marine canvas and upholstery services! We can protect boats of all shapes and sizes with a custom cover, or make your boat's upholstery look brand new.

High Quality restorations

From round bilge to hard chine we offer restoration services for all types of wood boat construction. Plank on frame or lapstrake, we utilize only the highest quality products to ensure a safe and beautiful craft. Call or email to check our availability.

Let Us find the boat of your dreams

Interested in owning a classic wooden boat? If we don’t have it for sale, we’ll search until we find the boat of your dreams. Get in touch today and let us know what you're looking for.

winterizing & indoor/outdoor storage

Brightside offers full winterization services, shrink wrapping, indoor and outdoor storage, as well as getting your boat ready for the water, and ready for storage - cleaning the hull, cockpit/cabin, and hauling to and from your slip or mooring - we do it all!

Electric Motors are here!

Brightside is an authorized dealer of Elco Electric Motors. Whether you're looking for an inboard or outboard, the electric motor is a silent, fuel-free, maintenance-free break through that you really need to see to believe.

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Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Boat Rentals, Restorations, and more

Modern & Classic Rentals

Brightside offers a fleet of both classic / antique boat rentals, as well as modern power boats like pontoons. We are conveniently located on Mill Stream (off Great Pond) in the Belgrade Lakes Village.

Rent a Boat

Vintage Restorations

Looking to restore your classic wooden boat? With decades of experience under our belts, Brightside has a reputation for quality. Get in touch and let’s discuss how we can help make your restoration dreams a reality.

Boat Restorations

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In addition to boat rentals and high quality restorations, Brightside offers electrical / repair services, marine canvas and upholstery, indoor & outdoor storage, winterization services, and more! Get in touch today.

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Announcement to

our loyal customers

Brightside has continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as a State of Maine essential business. We will continue to offer services this summer as usual. We have taken the necessary steps to adhere to CDC recommendations around cleaning and social distancing and will continue to do so. Please note that rentals boats will be delivered to Belgrade Lakes area public launches, and in addition, we offer dockside delivery for boat rentals on Great Pond. Reservation deposits for boat rentals are non-refundable in the event of customer cancellation. However, we understand that in these unprecedented times, some customers may need to alter their travel plans. Customers who wish to reschedule may apply those deposits to future reservations through the end of 2021.

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