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Design Reviews

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.

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.