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Boats

Riding Giants

Eastport pilots help the big boys navigate Cobscook Bay’s potentially treacherous waters.

Secret Ingredient

Many people know of Hewes & Company as a builder of fine homes, but the company also has a thriving business fabricating parts for many of Maine’s best known boatbuilders as well as for designers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Under the Hood

Fascinated by technology old and new, mechanic Lincoln Davis not only breathes new life into cranky old engines and boats, he also has built an extraordinary collection of them.

Williams 38

John Williams is building a new Williams 38 that will retain the classic good looks of a Stanley above the waterline, but feature a modern V-shaped underbody and engineering designed to send it through the water at up to 40 knots.

Shipping News

Since opening its Portland, Maine, office several years ago, the Icelandic company Eimskip has been shipping more and more goods to and from Maine in its container ships. Two artists recount their ride from Portland to Reykjavik on one of those vessels.

Say Goodbye to the Tarp

The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.

From Rum to Lobsters

The qualities that made them good for rum-running during Prohibition also made builder Will Frost’s boats good for lobstering. His semi-displacement hulls, renowned for maintaining speed at capacity, have influenced the design of lobsterboats ever since.

Perfect Pocket Cruiser

Although no longer in production, the Presto 30 is a fun and efficient pocket cruiser.

Belmont Boatworks

Belmont Boatworks, north of Belfast, welcomes do-it-yourselfers, as well as customers who just want someone else to do the work.

Oldie But Goodie

In which MBH&H writer Art Paine describes “the first boat he ever loved,” the Ostkust, and explains why it remains a great design.

Outward Bound: Inward Salvation

Surviving a storm at sea during a Hurricane Island Outward Bound course in 1967 helped steer a young New Yorker away from drugs and crime and gave him a future.

The Last Leg

Some rowing journeys take decades, making the finish all the sweeter.

An Island Boatyard Turns 125

This boatyard is a physical and spiritual landmark.

Ronnie Musetti, Lobsterman

A young lobster fisherman started at age 11 with a student license and 30 traps, and then kept on going.

The Paine 14

The Paine 14 is Chuck Paine's cold-molded interpretation of the Herreshoff 12 1/2.