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Built in Maine
The 30-Ton Pinnace named Virginia was built in Maine in the 1600s, and its reproduction is being built now.
Iconic Sailing Classroom
Hurricane Island pulling boats are deliberately built to be challenging, as a way to teach teamwork. Former instructor Jeffrey Lewis explains.
An Amateur Refinishes His Metal Mast
An intrepid hobbyist learns how to refinish aluminum spars.
New life for an old family launch that has spent 71 years working on Casco Bay.
Custom Hood 57: A Collaborative Design
New Hood 57 express classic is the product of collaboration between two design firms and a Maine builder.
A Boating Hub for Casco Bay & Beyond
With a roomy new location and a big new lift, Portland Yacht Services is a boating hub.
We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.
A Phoenix From the Ashes
Building a one-of-a-kind Holland 35 for a fisherman whose Holland 32 was destroyed by fire.
The Castine Class Endures
After 70 years, Castine Class sloops are still going strong.
Polly Sails Again
One man’s vision and dedication led to a seven-year effort to restore a classic 56' Nevins sloop that was built in 1945.
Off the Drawing Board: New Catboat project
A new project at Artisan Boatworks seeks to replicate a classic catboat, based in part on an old photo of a boat sailed by the client’s great-grandfather.
Boatyard Profile: Strouts Point Wharf
Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport has a 218-year tradition of building wooden boats.
Johnson’s Boatyard on Long Island specializes in one-of-a-kind creations.
Maine boatbuilders no longer have to rely solely on local timber, but can source wood worldwide for projects.
Back in the 1930s and 1940s, yacht designers began experimenting with aluminum. The first American all-aluminum yacht was built in Boothbay.