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Boat Features

Sailing the Ocean Blue

Being wheelchair-bound doesn’t mean you cannot go to sea.

Farewell to one of boating’s giants

Farewell to Meade Gougeon

Pier-to-Peer

Considerations for boats and the peer-to-peer rental model.

Onboard Observer

Research for a novel takes an author out to sea in search of lobsters and understanding.

Bermuda 40 Nostalgia

There’s a reason why Hinckley Bermuda 40s remain in high demand even after decades of use: they are versatile, capable, and elegant.

The Rower

The man: a 64-year-old real estate agent. The challenge: row 125 miles from Cape Cod to Portland, Maine, in 72 hours. Did he make it? Read the story!

Toroa

One of the more intriguing sailing yachts launched this year in Maine is the 72-foot sloop Toroa, built at Brooklin Boat Yard.

An Affinity For the Classics

If you like nice boats, you might also like this vintage Porsche, a 1960 356 B Roadster.

She Built Her Own Canoe

She wanted to join the club of people who build things with their hands so she signed up for a boatbuilding class.

Shada

Real estate broker Terry Sortwell uses his Holland 38 for both work and play.

Back When “Working Waterfront” Meant Just That

Photojournalists preserved these scenes from the midcoast Maine working waterfront during the 1940s through 1970s.

Downeast Boats

Getting powerboat enthusiasts to agree on exactly what’s in the DNA of a “downeast cruiser” is a tricky proposition.

To Sit or Not to Sit?

Some advice from a personal trainer on how to stay fit while cruising

Navigating with an Old Salt

In the annals of colorful sailors, the late Lou Holladay of Boothbay ranks right up there with the saltiest of them. During his long life, he was an ocean sailor, chemical engineer, yacht-design consultant, bridge player, and competitive tennis player, and then he ran a small charter outfit.

Lasting Legacy

A father and his sons set out to build a boat, but when these amateur craftsmen launched Legacy eight years later they had built far more: a lasting family bond.