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Cottrell Boatbuilding: Two Moths

Cottrell Boatbuilding of Searsport, Maine, built a pair of custom classic Moths for a customer who had raced Moths when he was young. His charge to the Cottrells: “Design and build me two identical Moths within the classic Moth rules.”

Brooklin Boat: Dreadnought

Dreadnought is a sleek cold-molded sloop launched by Brooklin Boat Yard the summer of 2014.

Artisan Boatworks: Vim

Rebuilt and re-engineered this year by Artisan Boatworks, the 1950s lobsteryacht Vim houses a full suite of modern systems, hidden under a classically restored exterior.

My Boat, My Harbor

Sally Smith’s family has owned and loved their Hinckley Sou’wester, Priscilla, for 42 years. Only recently did Smith learn about a “bump” in Priscilla’s past.

The Marlin Heritage 23 and the Selkie

When all you want is to sail for the pure enjoyment of sunshine, wind, and waves, you don't need high performance. Contributing Editor Art Paine writes that some of the best boats for this are derivatives of Nathanael Herreshoff’s "Fish Class." Two new designs, which embellish upon the excellence of a Herreshoff Fish, are the Cape Cod Marlin Heritage 23 and Doug Hylan’s Selkie.

Meet the Makers

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Brings out the Best

Rays of Hope

Sunbeam V, a nondenominational, seaborne program of the Maine Sea Coast Mission, has been bringing fellowship and aid to people in need along the coast for more than a century. The mission was started by two brothers who sailed a small Friendship sloop to their island “parish.”

Letter From Matinicus

Matinicus correspondent Eva Murray gives her take on the antics of a reality TV crew filming a program about lobstermen on Matinicus Island.

Ted Fontaine's Friendship Series

Out of a handful of sailboats currently under construction along the Maine coast, two of the prettiest may be a pair of yachts at Rockport Marine designed by Ted Fontaine in his Friendship series. Cari Ali, which was launched last fall but came back to the yard for the winter, is a Friendship 36. The new boat, nearing completion, is a Friendship 50, the largest in the Friendship series so far.

A Ticket to Ride, the Boston Whaler

Why does every teenager want a Boston Whaler? Freedom, adventure, and fun play a big part.

A Yacht for the Ages

The history of the Concordia yawl is explored in this love letter to the design, on its 75th anniversary.

A Letter From Away

Nearing retirement, a physician decides to build his own mahogany runabout, learning in the process about problem-solving and the joys of boatbuilding.

Hunt Harrier 25 Sport

Contributing Editor Art Paine reviews the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, comparing it with a C. Raymond Hunt design from 50 years earlier. Both boats feature a deep-V hull design that helps them power through rough water.

Greenline 33

Given all the progress with hybrid cars, it’s not surprising to see hybrid powerboats showing up along the coast. Here is a great-looking, well-engineered example.