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Yards

Land Cruisers

Eli Ellis turns traditional vans into bespoke land yachts with wood interiors.

A Regular School Bus Reimagined

Gamage Shipyard spent a year transforming a standard school bus into a fabulous, luxurious “land yacht.”

Redfern Boat’s Newest Launch Rides the Rails

Redfern Boat’s Carlton Johnson built a luxurious custom trolley using high-end yacht construction techniques.

Crafting Wooden Spars

For more than 25 years, Jim Elk of Bar Harbor has been the go-to person for wooden yacht spars.

Moose Landing Marina

Moose Landing Marina on Brandy Pond has grown into a major boating hub in the central lakes region.

Metal Magic

For more than 125 years, the Lunenburg Foundry’s fate has been closely tied to the port’s fishing industry. It has survived in an ever-shifting industry by adapting to

Boat Recycler

Boat recycler Jim Harkins find value in old marine parts, fittings, and even fiberglass hulls.

Rosie the Modern-Day Riveter

The number of women working in marine trades has jumped in recent years as gender norms have shifted in the traditionally male-dominated field.

New Owners Chart the Future at Derecktor Robinhood

New owners and a new name start a new chapter for Derecktor Robinhood in Georgetown.

Gamage Shipyard

Gamage Shipyard has been in business for 150 years. Today, under new ownership, the yard is investing in new infrastructure as it looks to the future.

Jonesport Shipyard

An expansion of builder Bertram Frost’s yard, Jonesport Shipyard has become an all-in-one stopping point for both pleasure and commercial boaters.

Passing the Torch

The next generation brings a new touch to family-run Maine boatyards.

Classic Boat Shop

Classic Boat Shop on Mount Desert Island has found a niche with the construction of Pisces 21 daysailers.

Billings Diesel

Billings Diesel has been getting it done and getting things going since 1928.

Farrin’s Boatshop

At Farrin’s, the whole family helps keep the shop running smoothly.