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Boat Features

Hinckley’s Phil Bennett

For nearly 50 years, Hinckley’s Phil Bennett has been helping people find the right boat to bring them joy on the water.

The Working Life of a Dory and its Harbor

Making a living in a small harbor and fishing from a dory.

Expand Your Cruising Horizons

After completing the Downeast Loop, a cruising couple offers some how-to advice.

International ONE Designs

International One Designs have a long racing tradition in Northeast Harbor.

Morgan

A gussied up Holland 32 is the perfect yacht for cruising and day-trips.

From Sail to Power

A lifelong sailor explains why he traded in his Concordia yawl for a powerboat.

Rice Brothers’

Of the 15 lightships surviving in the United States, three were built in Maine by the Rice Brothers Corporation in East Boothbay.

Prowling the Coast in a Catboat

Initially designed for fishing, catboats have become popular recreational sailers.

Resto-Mods

Resto-mods, combining old boats with modern technology, take yacht restoration to a new level.

The Living Legacy of the North Woods Paddle

The North Woods Paddle: A time-honored tool from Maine’s North Woods lives on.

Two Traditional Canoe Builders

Wood-and-canvas canoes are still being built by hand by two craftsmen in the tiny town of Atkinson, Maine, where Rollin Thurlow and Jerry Stelmok, old friends and former business partners, have shops.

King Hell Boats

What do you get when you combine a Harley-Davidson with a wooden runabout? A boat with attitude. Meet the King Hell 17 Sport Runabout.

Why I Love My Pontoon Boat

One photographer's love of pontoon boats

A Broadway Producer and the Boothbay 33

The story behind the Boothbay 33 and its Broadway theater connections.

Express Lane to Heaven

The story behind the first catspaw dinghy.