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Design Reviews

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.

Yacht Tender

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.

Shanty Cat

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.