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Back in the 1930s and 1940s, yacht designers began experimenting with aluminum. The first American all-aluminum yacht was built in Boothbay.
My First Boat: A Simple Smelting Punt
It was plain and it leaked, but a simple, nameless smelting punt provided much joy to two young boys during World War II in South Brewer.
Printed Boat Parts? You Bet.
As the world of 3D printing grows, boatbuilders find it’s a valuable tool.
A Lifelong Boatbuilder
At 98 years of age, Paul Chapman has not let age slow down his boatbuilding. He recently finished a 37' wooden boat.
The Pearson Ensign
The Pearson Ensign is a versatile racer/family daysailer that has stood the test of time.
Downeast Outboard Express Cruiser
MJM has introduced what founder Bob Johnstone calls the first-ever outboard express cruiser with downeast styling.
Chips: New Life for a Classic Racer
A sheep farm in Warren does double duty as a high-class boat restoration shop, most recently for the P Boat Chips.
Hybrid Design Combines the Best of Wood and Plastic
Boatbuilder Richard Stanley’s newest boat is a hybrid that combines the best of wood and fiberglass.
Lady Erin: A Workboat with Yacht Style
This owner wanted his new boat to look like a workboat, but work like a yacht.
Katie Mack: Restored Vintage Cruiser
A vintage cruiser from the 1930s was restored and will be home to a couple in Maine.
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.
Anna: A 65' Cold-Molded Sloop
Lyman-Morse’s latest is a 65’ cold-molded sloop.
Crafting Wooden Spars
For more than 25 years, Jim Elk of Bar Harbor has been the go-to person for wooden yacht spars.
A Family Business on the Water
Designed by a naval architect known for his fishing schooners, the passenger schooner Surprise turned 100 this year.
Rowing in shells has seen a surge in popularity in Maine as more and more teens take up the sport.