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Boats

Adaptation in the Age of the Pandemic

Boatyards launched boats during the pandemic, but writer Peter Van Allen launched something even more important: his young son, teaching him wood-working and new ways to experience the outdoors.

Holly Martin

A young Mainer sailing around the world is following in the wake of pioneering women.

Newfoundland Trap Skiff

Walt Simmons of Duck Trap Woodworking has perfected the construction of versatile wherries for rowing and sailing

Building boats the way they should be

Eric Dow’s small boatshop has built a reputation for highly skilled work on smaller wooden boats.

Marionette

The role of the Dolphins 24 in the days of the sailboat design transition from wood to fiberglass.

Playing the boat-name game

A boat name, like vanity license plates, can reveal much about the personality of boat owners, and how they use their boats. Choosing the right name can be a complicated as naming a child.

GreenRail

Maine surfboard maker adds recycled plastic to his wooden boards

Umiak

Middle school students build an Inuit Umiak and learn confidence and skills

Mavis

A decade-long rebuild of a classic Irish yacht

French & Webb Levant 15

A fixed-keel sailboat designed by Chuck Paine and built at French & Webb

Hunt Ocean 63

The latest offshore cruising yacht from Hunt Yachts

Sunbeam V

After a long refit, Sunbeam V’s return is ray of sunshine for islanders

Calvin Beal 42

A bigger boat for a lobsterman who moved his operation farther offshore

Back Cove 39O

The 39O cruiser is a bigger version of the 34O, Back Cove’s first outboard model

Hood 57 LM

A custom motoryacht from Hood, Lyman-Morse, and Stephens-Waring