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Boats

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.

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.

Shell Games

Rowing in shells has seen a surge in popularity in Maine as more and more teens take up the sport.

The Grand Laker Canoe

Designed and built in the small town from which they take their name, Grand Laker canoes are the preferred craft of guides in the downeast lakes region.

Moose Landing Marina

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

The Humble Jon Boat

The humble jon boat was built for use, not show.

Vintage British Racer Gets an American Makeover

A Maine builder played a key role in restoring a vintage British wooden racer.