About Vinalhaven smoked lobster

Hi, my name is Robert Young. I’m a lobsterman fishing out of Vinalhaven, Maine. Vinalhaven is a little island 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine, which takes a 1 hour and 15 minute ferry boat ride to reach. I’ve been fishing on Vinalhaven for over 20 years.

For over 10 years I have been making smoked lobster for myself and friends, and now it is time to share with the rest of you. My smoked lobster is a specialty item, it is not made until someone would like to have some. The lobsters are caught by myself aboard the F/V MaKenzie Hannah all year round.

Once the lobsters are pulled out of the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, that same day they are then steamed, picked-out and placed in my own salt brine mix. You don’t get any fresher than that.

The following day the lobster is placed in the smoker with your choice of either cherry or hickory woods chips and smoked. The lobster is placed in a jar with oil then packed for shipping in an insulated container with gel packs and off to your front door.


HACCP Certificate Number 2639-60915-434


our location
On the Island

7 Tolman Road
Vinalhaven, Maine


If you are on Vinalhaven, stop by our location for pick-up.