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Boats

Fast and Pretty

The Luders 16 class dates back to the 1930s. Art Paine restored an old fiberglass model, which he now sails and races off Southwest Harbor.

Old-fashioned Dreams: Black & white and gaff-rigged

Ken Textor explores why some dream in black and white, and favor traditional boats and scenes.

Morris Yachts: Ranger

The M-Series line from Morris Yachts now includes the 42X supercharged performance sailboat.

Pendleton Yacht Yard: New Wave

A new lease on life for the classic Dark Harbor 20.

Sometimes the Mooring Comes First

This couple bought their Cape Dory 25 later in life, and found it to be the perfect boat for their family.

SW Boatworks: Tuna.com

SW Boatworks launched the 44’ Tuna.com for Capt. Dave Carraro of the National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna” series.

Rockport Marine: Rembrandt

Rembrandt is a 26-foot day boat built by Rockport Marine and designed by the yard’s in-house team of Sam Chamberlin and Brian Riordan.

Bigelow Laboratory: Grampus

An unmanned research submarine is busily crossing the Gulf of Maine to gather data about microbial life and ocean conditions.

Lyman-Morse: Volare

Volare, a 73-foot aluminum-hulled yacht, gets a new lease on life with a major refit at Lyman-Morse.

Kittery Point Yacht Yard: Ambitious Makeover

Messing with a classic design, such as the venerable Wilbur 34, is not for the faint of heart, but the crew at Kittery Point Yacht Yard was up to the challenge of refitting a 1985 Wilbur Flybridge Cruiser.

John’s Bay Boat: Outer Fall

A lobsterman gets a bigger, faster wooden workboat from John’s Bay Boat Co.

John Williams Boat Company: Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe

John Williams Boat Company has plans for a fleet of Polynesian-style outrigger canoes and a racing club on Mt. Desert Island’s Somes Sound.

Hinckley Yachts: Bermuda 50

The Hinckley Yacht Company’s new Bermuda 50 is sleek, fast, and a blast to sail.

Hunt Yachts: 32 Center Console

A new 32-foot center console by Hunt Yachts offers comfort combined with speed and maneuverability.

French & Webb: Bella Luna

French & Webb’s newest daysailer is an updated version of Nathanael Herreshoff’s Alerion III.