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Boat Features

Doing it Right

Rebuilding a vintage Rhodes 18 taught Sawyer Theriault important lessons about himself.

A Custom Hunt 41 Meant for Day Trips

One custom Hunt 41 is intended mostly for day trips, and as a result includes some unique features.

Fast and Lovely

Members of an early yacht racing club on Mount Desert brought some of the most beautiful one-designs ever built to Maine waters.

Maine’s Proud History of Building Boats

Mainers have built thousands of boats and ships in the last 200 years. Four are the state’s signature types, wherever they are found: the canoe, the peapod, Friendship sloops, and lobsterboats.

A Special Boat Comes Home

You often read stories about boat rebuilds, but finding and transporting those old boats can be just as much of an adventure, as this story shows.

Bowdoin turns 100

A century after it was built to explore remote Arctic regions, the schooner Bowdoin still sails northward, although now the passengers are mostly students.

Doing What Came Naturally

A familiar face in the marine world, Bentley Collins helped grow Sabre and its sister company Back Cove Yachts into premier boatbuilders.

And the winning boat names are...

The top four vote-getters in the "How Did You Name Your Boat Contest."

Every Boat Has a Story

The stories behind two classic boats that once called Moosehead Lake home.

A Sturdy Maine Schooner

A National Historic Landmark, the Lewis R. French turned 150 this April. She is the oldest two-masted schooner in the country, and the oldest Maine-built schooner still sailing, and calling Maine home.

The Essence of Summer

The search for a good rowboat for a Maine summer camp led to the perpetuation of a remarkable one-off design known as the Pine Island Skiff.

A Plucky Build-it-Yourself Design for Lake Sailing

The Goat Island Skiff is easy to build and fun to sail, and when the wind dies, it can be rowed as well.

Thrilling Sailing on a Flying Fifteen

A fast planing dinghy with a keel, the Flying Fifteen is a daysailing sports car.

Launching a Boat and a Career

A sardine carrier and a photo collection

Cooking on a Boat

In the galley kitchen with Annie Mahle