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Boats

Retro Ride

Shawn Grant sold his collection of vintage cars to buy an equally cool fleet of vintage boats. Today his Belgrade-based company is one of only a few places in the country where you can rent antique wooden boats for day trips.

The Golden Mean

Finding the perfect sailboat for lake use takes some thought, especially if you want something fast that won’t hit too many rocks, and has room for company.

Cruising Moosehead

Moosehead Lake is 40 miles long and makes a great cruising destination if you have a small sailboat that can be launched from a trailer.

2015 Boston Whaler Rendezvous at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

The first-ever Boston Whaler Rendezvous was a weekend-long celebration of all things Whaler at the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

John Atkin's Ninigret

Some boats are better suited for older folks, while others work better for the younger set, as Bill Boyd and his son, Ben, learned when they each went looking for a boat.

Wooden Boat Love: It’s Alive and Well

Builders John O’Donovan and Patrick Dole bring youth and a love of wooden boats to their work.

A Great Looper

This powerboat was designed specifically for the “Great Loop”—up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, and back up the coast to New York.

Enthusiasm: the Secret to Happiness

Internet pioneer and university professor Bob Metcalfe has owned the same 32-foot Ellis cruiser for 25 years. He explains why this sturdy vessel makes him happy.

Windjammers Along The Coast

Maine's windjammers: iconic symbols of the coast

Herreshoff Fish: A Good Catch

As a child, Ben Emory heard many wonderful stories about his parents’ Herreshoff Fish. He now owns one himself and considers it to be sailing perfection.

Off the Drawing Board - The W-22

Donald Tofias, the visionary behind some of the most gorgeous cold-molded wooden yachts built in Maine in recent years, is at it again with a new daysailer designed for shallow-water sailing.

A Dory Runs Through It

Jonathan Ives spent his childhood exploring the coast with his family in an old Banks dory. While exposed and small, the vessel was incredibly seaworthy.

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.

My Boat, My Harbor

Sardine Nights and the Red Sox at Seal Island

The Crossing

Paul Molyneaux learns about friendship, boats, and endurance during a row from Lubec to Grand Manan.