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Stories about new launches along the coast. Search for boats by name or yard, or just browse through our stories about boat built along the shores of the Gulf of Maine.

John's Bay Boat Company Launches "Rhum"

John's Bay Boat Co. launches new powerboat "Rhum"

Yacht Tender

A power tender under construction at Artisan Boatworks was inspired by a Herreshoff classic.

Shanty Cat

The 28-foot-long Shanty Cat features a small house on a stable catamaran hull.

Hamlin’s Marine: Edendriver 17

Hamlin Marine’s new Edendriver 17 combines practical downeast character with South Carolina elegance.

Front Street Shipyard: Berilda

Front Street Shipyard's extensive makeover of the 126-foot Feadship Berilda brought modern touches to the classic superyacht.

Maine Cat Catamarans: Maine Cat 38

Maine Cat’s latest catamaran is light and strong at 38 feet, thanks to the company’s unique thermoformed-core build process.

Wesmac Custom Boats: Otter

Wesmac Custom Boats of Surry built a new lobsteryacht to be used as a ferry between Isle au Haut and Stonington.

Back Cove Yachts: Back Cove 32

The new Back Cove 32 is both practical and elegant.

French & Webb: Webfoot

French & Webb’s new FW39 Webfoot is a 39’ cold-molded powerboat with a hull form reminiscent of the Maine lobsterboat and "sailorly" touches throughout.

Sabre’s New 66-Footer

Sabre Yachts is building its largest powerboat ever, a 66-footer that is designed to be easy to drive and luxuriously comfortable.

Hinckley Bermuda 50

The Bermuda 50, in no uncertain terms, represents a quantum leap forward, a reset if you will, of the Hinckley aesthetic.

Morris Yachts: Ocean Series 48 GT

The new Morris Ocean Series 48 GT has more sail area, a lighter hull, and a redesigned interior. Morris Yachts also took note of many small features that customers appreciate and worked them into this distinctive Chuck Paine design.

Islesford Boatworks: Tubby Legs

Tubby Legs, a Finboat designed by Harry Bryan of New Brunswick, Canada, has a flexible fin off the stern. Reciprocating foot pedals push the fin back and forth, propelling the vessel through the water like an undulating fish. It’s the eighth boat built at Islesford Boatworks, a summer boatbuilding school.

Cottrell Boatbuilding: Two Moths

Cottrell Boatbuilding of Searsport, Maine, built a pair of custom classic Moths for a customer who had raced Moths when he was young. His charge to the Cottrells: “Design and build me two identical Moths within the classic Moth rules.”

The Marlin Heritage 23 and the Selkie

When all you want is to sail for the pure enjoyment of sunshine, wind, and waves, you don't need high performance. Contributing Editor Art Paine writes that some of the best boats for this are derivatives of Nathanael Herreshoff’s "Fish Class." Two new designs, which embellish upon the excellence of a Herreshoff Fish, are the Cape Cod Marlin Heritage 23 and Doug Hylan’s Selkie.