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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.
Getting powerboat enthusiasts to agree on exactly what’s in the DNA of a “downeast cruiser” is a tricky proposition.
A power tender under construction at Artisan Boatworks was inspired by a Herreshoff classic.
Blue Jays, and Lightnings, and Lasers, Oh My
Are you looking for the perfect little lake yacht? Might we suggest a Bluejay, Lightning, or Laser?
Dreamboats From the Past
This aspiring young artist loved boats, particularly for their great looks. A couple of his favorites are Francis Kinney’s Pipe Dream Sloop and a vintage Trumpy poweryacht.
Brooklin Boat Yard: Northern Rose
A double-ended sailboat, inspired by K. Aage Nielsen, designed by Joel White, and completed by Brooklin Boat Yard.
The 28-foot-long Shanty Cat features a small house on a stable catamaran hull.
Hamlin’s Marine: Edendriver 17
Hamlin Marine’s new Edendriver 17 combines practical downeast character with South Carolina elegance.
Maine Cat Catamarans: Maine Cat 38
Maine Cat’s latest catamaran is light and strong at 38 feet, thanks to the company’s unique thermoformed-core build process.
Back Cove Yachts: Back Cove 32
The new Back Cove 32 is both practical and elegant.
Maine Yacht Center: Great American IV
Maine Yacht Center refitted the hi-tech IMOCA 60, Great American IV, for Rich Wilson who is competing for the second time in the grueling Vendée Globe, a 28,000-mile solo circumnavigation.
French & Webb: Webfoot
French & Webb’s new FW39 Webfoot is a 39’ cold-molded powerboat with a hull form reminiscent of the Maine lobsterboat and "sailorly" touches throughout.
Oldie But Goodie
In which MBH&H writer Art Paine describes “the first boat he ever loved,” the Ostkust, and explains why it remains a great design.
The Paine 14
The Paine 14 is Chuck Paine's cold-molded interpretation of the Herreshoff 12 1/2.