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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.

Ted Fontaine's Friendship Series

Out of a handful of sailboats currently under construction along the Maine coast, two of the prettiest may be a pair of yachts at Rockport Marine designed by Ted Fontaine in his Friendship series. Cari Ali, which was launched last fall but came back to the yard for the winter, is a Friendship 36. The new boat, nearing completion, is a Friendship 50, the largest in the Friendship series so far.

Hunt Harrier 25 Sport

Contributing Editor Art Paine reviews the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, comparing it with a C. Raymond Hunt design from 50 years earlier. Both boats feature a deep-V hull design that helps them power through rough water.

Greenline 33

Given all the progress with hybrid cars, it’s not surprising to see hybrid powerboats showing up along the coast. Here is a great-looking, well-engineered example.

Front Street Shipyard: Stoneface

An ambitious megayacht refit sets the pace for a fast-growing yard

French & Webb: Leilu

A Vivier-designed kit boat destined for lake sailing

Bill Buchholz's new old iceboat: Monotype XV

A classic and fast Soviet-era iceboat design

Brooklin Boat Yard: Sonny

A racing and cruising yacht so fine it was built twice

Great Day for a Boat Launching — Times Two

Two boats launch on the same day, Belfast, Maine

Celebrating Youth-Built Boat Launches

Two student-built boats launch in Portland Harbor

Just Launched: Iain Oughtred Skerrie Skiff

This sailing skiff is at home out on the bay or on the lake.

Just Launched: Aleria

A 42' Bunker and Ellis design from 1958 restored.

Just Launched: Sabre 48 Salon Express

Rooster's Tale, a first look at the Sabre 48 Salon Express

Just Launched: the Brenda Kay

A 1950s Beals Island design, updated for coastal cruising and pleasure use.

Just Launched: Apprenticeshop Graduate Projects

The Apprenticeshop celebrated the graduation of three apprentices and the launching of six recently completed projects.