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Design Reviews

Lured Cross-Country by a Classic Riva

A classic Riva runabout project leads to a road trip.

The York 18

The York 18 is a bigger, more modern take on the Herreshoff 12½.

Hewes & Company: Pedestrian Bridge

A luxury high-rise walkway has maritime origins.

Reuel Parker Works New Magic

Reuel Parker has designed a classically inspired powerboat for shallow-water cruising. It is being built by Hylan & Brown.

Custom Hood 57: A Collaborative Design

New Hood 57 express classic is the product of collaboration between two design firms and a Maine builder.

Off the Drawing Board: New Catboat project

A new project at Artisan Boatworks seeks to replicate a classic catboat, based in part on an old photo of a boat sailed by the client’s great-grandfather.

Whistler

Back in the 1930s and 1940s, yacht designers began experimenting with aluminum. The first American all-aluminum yacht was built in Boothbay.

Proposed New Rambler 38

A new concept design for a center-console features an aluminum hull.

Lady Erin: A Workboat with Yacht Style

This owner wanted his new boat to look like a workboat, but work like a yacht.

Two Boats in One

The newly restored NY40 Marilee has the best of both worlds. She can carry either a gaff rig or Marconi rig depending on the weather and the racing competition.

Vintage British Racer Gets an American Makeover

A Maine builder played a key role in restoring a vintage British wooden racer.

Get Sailing!

A few easy rigging adjustments can make sailing so much easier.

Toroa

One of the more intriguing sailing yachts launched this year in Maine is the 72-foot sloop Toroa, built at Brooklin Boat Yard.

Maine Design Benchmarks

Our yacht design critic Art Paine picks some of his favorite boats of the past three decades.

Downeast Boats

Getting powerboat enthusiasts to agree on exactly what’s in the DNA of a “downeast cruiser” is a tricky proposition.