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Boats

Letter From Matinicus

Matinicus correspondent Eva Murray gives her take on the antics of a reality TV crew filming a program about lobstermen on Matinicus Island.

Ted Fontaine's Friendship Series

Out of a handful of sailboats currently under construction along the Maine coast, two of the prettiest may be a pair of yachts at Rockport Marine designed by Ted Fontaine in his Friendship series. Cari Ali, which was launched last fall but came back to the yard for the winter, is a Friendship 36. The new boat, nearing completion, is a Friendship 50, the largest in the Friendship series so far.

A Ticket to Ride, the Boston Whaler

Why does every teenager want a Boston Whaler? Freedom, adventure, and fun play a big part.

A Yacht for the Ages

The history of the Concordia yawl is explored in this love letter to the design, on its 75th anniversary.

A Letter From Away

Nearing retirement, a physician decides to build his own mahogany runabout, learning in the process about problem-solving and the joys of boatbuilding.

Hunt Harrier 25 Sport

Contributing Editor Art Paine reviews the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, comparing it with a C. Raymond Hunt design from 50 years earlier. Both boats feature a deep-V hull design that helps them power through rough water.

Greenline 33

Given all the progress with hybrid cars, it’s not surprising to see hybrid powerboats showing up along the coast. Here is a great-looking, well-engineered example.

A Letter From Away

Harun’s Paradise A Turkish boating adventure in an International 12 Footer Dinghy

A Letter From Away

Harun’s Paradise A Turkish boating adventure in an International 12 Footer Dinghy

My Boat, My Harbor

The lovely gaff-rigged yacht Dyon has belonged to the same family in the same harbor for 90 years. She is a reminder of how tradition shapes the present along the Maine coast.

Southport Boats: 29FE

A sportfishing boat that combines speed, nimble handling and family comforts

Maine Yacht Center: Class 40

Launching high-tech offshore racing yachts

Lyman-Morse: Peregrine

The new Monhegan 42 proves how far jetboats have come

D.N. Hylan: Penobscot

Rebirth of a classic 90-year-old Maine sailing yacht