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Maine’s Inland Waters Buoy Brigade

A hard-working team of three watermen maintains aids to navigation in lakes statewide.

Blue Hill’s Red Boathouse

A century-old Blue Hill boathouse has been home to an array of fine sailing and power yachts, and remains in use today as a haven for small craft.

Wherries and Swallows and Amazons

Smitten by the idea of easy freshwater rowing and sailing adventures, a salty sailor ponders two small boat designs, and in the end settles on the light weight and fine lines of a Penobscot Wherry.

New Electric Lake Tender

Waterskiing, tubing, and commuting—a new Stephens Waring design will do it all for a longtime customer and island dweller.

Mandated Recreational Skipper Training Arrives in Maine

A newly enacted state law requires a boating safety course to operate a powerboat with a 25-hp or larger engine.

Reed Hayden

Sign maker Reed Hayden brings his art to boat names and other nautical projects.

Omega 2

After making the rounds of a string of skippers in far-flung New England harbors, a Mount Desert-built cabin cruiser lands back with her skilled builder and original owner.

Farrin’s Boatshop

A versatile Maine builder launches two “crossover” luxury workboat projects for opposite ends of the country

The Marrying Kind

Come yachting season, you think the guy running the boatyard’s got it rough? You should talk to his wife.

Take Charge: An electric boat for commercial use

A new electric workboat pilot program is intended to show the benefits of the technology for commercial use.

A Transformed Pontoon Boat

A saltwater pontoon boat transformed for lobster fishing.

Brion Rieff: 8-Meter Octavia

The revamp of an 8-Meter included a new keel design.

Davis Boatbuilding and Furniture: Acorn 17

A seasoned boat and furniture builder puts his own twist on a rowing boat designed for the Maine Island Trail.

Resurrecting the Joiner Shop 19

Salty Boats of Maine is bringing a powerboat back to life that was last built 25 years ago.

Lyman-Morse: Fabricating Form and Function from Aluminum

Lyman-Morse adds two new workhorses to its aluminum-boat lineup.