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Boat Features

Birchbark Canoes

Birchbark canoe builder Steve Cayard revels in a craft that connects people to the land.

Two Great Boats For the Lake

Two great boats for lake use: Adirondack Guideboat’s Vermont Fishing Dory and Cape Cod Shipbuilding’s DaySailer 17.

Two Lives of Charlie Gomes' Royal Tern

More than 50 years ago, boatbuilder Charlie Gomes designed and built a small sailboat for the author’s mother. After years of neglect, the boat has been brought back to life.

Peapod Adventuring

A peapod built by the late Jim Steele proves to be the perfect expedition boat.

Winter Bonding Project

So you want to build a boat with your son. Magazine publisher John K. Hanson, Jr. thinks the New Zealand Scow Moth will make a perfect father-son project.

Fast and Pretty

The Luders 16 class dates back to the 1930s. Art Paine restored an old fiberglass model, which he now sails and races off Southwest Harbor.

Old-fashioned Dreams: Black & white and gaff-rigged

Ken Textor explores why some dream in black and white, and favor traditional boats and scenes.

Morris Yachts: Ranger

The M-Series line from Morris Yachts now includes the 42X supercharged performance sailboat.

Pendleton Yacht Yard: New Wave

A new lease on life for the classic Dark Harbor 20.

Sometimes the Mooring Comes First

This couple bought their Cape Dory 25 later in life, and found it to be the perfect boat for their family.

SW Boatworks: Tuna.com

SW Boatworks launched the 44’ Tuna.com for Capt. Dave Carraro of the National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna” series.

Rockport Marine: Rembrandt

Rembrandt is a 26-foot day boat built by Rockport Marine and designed by the yard’s in-house team of Sam Chamberlin and Brian Riordan.

Bigelow Laboratory: Grampus

An unmanned research submarine is busily crossing the Gulf of Maine to gather data about microbial life and ocean conditions.

Lyman-Morse: Volare

Volare, a 73-foot aluminum-hulled yacht, gets a new lease on life with a major refit at Lyman-Morse.

Kittery Point Yacht Yard: Ambitious Makeover

Messing with a classic design, such as the venerable Wilbur 34, is not for the faint of heart, but the crew at Kittery Point Yacht Yard was up to the challenge of refitting a 1985 Wilbur Flybridge Cruiser.