Stay in touch with the coast.
Sign up for our newsletter »

Yards

Farrin’s Boatshop

At Farrin’s, the whole family helps keep the shop running smoothly.

the case for “The Basket Case”

Boatbuilder Ellery Brown makes a case for why saving old boats is so worthwhile.

Under the Hood

Fascinated by technology old and new, mechanic Lincoln Davis not only breathes new life into cranky old engines and boats, he also has built an extraordinary collection of them.

From Rum to Lobsters

The qualities that made them good for rum-running during Prohibition also made builder Will Frost’s boats good for lobstering. His semi-displacement hulls, renowned for maintaining speed at capacity, have influenced the design of lobsterboats ever since.

Belmont Boatworks

Belmont Boatworks, north of Belfast, welcomes do-it-yourselfers, as well as customers who just want someone else to do the work.

An Island Boatyard Turns 125

This boatyard is a physical and spiritual landmark.

Finding New Niches

Boatbuilder Lyman-Morse has undertaken a number of new initiatives that are helping the company thrive. The projects include buying Wayfarer Marine in Camden, building a new hotel in Rockland, and building two prototype powerboats for Bertram Yachts.

Great Island: A Yard for All Seasons

Maine’s stellar reputation for new boat construction gets the limelight. But it is all-purpose yards like Great Island Boat Yard with their capacity for service, repairs and refits that are the backbone of the state’s maritime industry today. Searching for more meaningful lives, Great Island owners Steve and Stephanie Rowe left high-powered corporate jobs to run the yard.

Front Street Shipyard: Stoneface

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

From The Ashes: Great Island Boatyard Rebulds

After a midwinter fire, this boatyard is rebuilding a better and more energy-efficient center for its operations, and doing it on a really tight schedule.

Lyman Morse, Green Building

Boatbuilding in a 22,400-square-foot state-of-the-art , energy-efficient and environmentally responsible “green” building