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Boats

Say Goodbye to the Tarp

The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.

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.

Perfect Pocket Cruiser

Although no longer in production, the Presto 30 is a fun and efficient pocket cruiser.

Belmont Boatworks

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

Oldie But Goodie

In which MBH&H writer Art Paine describes “the first boat he ever loved,” the Ostkust, and explains why it remains a great design.

Outward Bound: Inward Salvation

Surviving a storm at sea during a Hurricane Island Outward Bound course in 1967 helped steer a young New Yorker away from drugs and crime and gave him a future.

The Last Leg

Some rowing journeys take decades, making the finish all the sweeter.

An Island Boatyard Turns 125

This boatyard is a physical and spiritual landmark.

Ronnie Musetti, Lobsterman

A young lobster fisherman started at age 11 with a student license and 30 traps, and then kept on going.

The Paine 14

The Paine 14 is Chuck Paine's cold-molded interpretation of the Herreshoff 12 1/2.

What's In a Name?

Henry R. Hinckley was an innovator, an early pioneer in the concept of fiberglass production yacht construction. But when it came to boat names, he found one he liked and stuck with it.

The Saga of the Lorna R.

A pair of brothers from Beals tracked down their father’s beloved wooden lobsterboat, restored it, and made it a fixture on the lobsterboat racing circuit, winning the title of World’s Fastest Lobsterboat in 2006.

I Should Have Named Her Serendipity

Who doesn’t want an exact model of their boat? A besotted Concordia owner describes how he was able to track down a miniature replica of his yawl, built by one of the country’s finest model makers, Rob Eddy.

A Race Back in Time

Novelist Alice Greenway sailed a leg in the first-ever Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta last spring. Along with Greenway, the crew of the 170-foot Kaliakra included twenty-five Bulgarian maritime high school students, two teachers, and a dozen seamen.

From Classic Icon to Iconoclastic

In the last decade of the 20th century, the Hinckley Company – for a long time associated with sailing yachts of classically traditional design – underwent a change of course, and launched a spectacularly successful series of jet boats. It was only a matter of time, though, before a new generation of sailors again looked to Hinckley. The result is the new Hinckley Bermuda 50 — a dramatically modern looking, high-end sailboat.