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Boats

Classic Maine Plastic

Hang around just about any Maine boat ramp and the odds are good that a Corson runabout will show up sooner or later. Like lobsters and blueberries, they are a boat with as much “Maine-ness” as maple syrup and whoopie pies.

Blue Jays, and Lightnings, and Lasers, Oh My

Are you looking for the perfect little lake yacht? Might we suggest a Bluejay, Lightning, or Laser?

Farrin’s Boatshop

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

An Artistic Flatboat

Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.

One family’s love affair with a Pipe Dream

One family's years of sailing in a Pipe Dream sloop.

Are you looking for a basket case?

Some potential boat projects are just waiting for you.

the case for “The Basket Case”

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

Mussel Fishing Back In the Day

Writer and former fisherman Joe Upton recalls winter mussel dragging back in the day: icebergs, bitter cold, and amazing hauls.

Home Afloat

Ice, snow, cold: these are minor inconveniences, say the growing number of people choosing to live year-round on their boats in Maine.

Southport Junior Yacht Club: Powered by Youth

At Southport Yacht Club, aspiring young sailors both learn and teach sailing as the club builds a foundation for its future.

Oh No! When Lead Meets Granite

We’ve all been there: perched on deck, looking over the rail at the rocks below, and wondering WHAT just happened.

Dreamboats From the Past

This aspiring young artist loved boats, particularly for their great looks. A couple of his favorites are Francis Kinney’s Pipe Dream Sloop and a vintage Trumpy poweryacht.

Fundy Endeavor

A 61-foot scallop dragger returns to its working boat roots.

Brooklin Boat Yard: Northern Rose

A double-ended sailboat, inspired by K. Aage Nielsen, designed by Joel White, and completed by Brooklin Boat Yard.

Shanty Cat

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