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Boats

What’s New on the Waterfront? The 48-Volt Boat

Higher-voltage battery banks are a growing trend

What a SHOW they put on!

It takes dedicated teams from host communities to pull together three weeks of world-class racing on the Maine coast

Considering L. Francis Herreshoff

The words and boat designs created by the go-it-alone son of Nathaniel Herreshoff have inspired countless sailors, including the seaward-looking crew in Brooklin.

Zingara

Designers at Stephens Waring in Belfast put their experience to work when it came time to revamp their own sailboat with a modern sail plan for more comfortable sailing with family and friends

Island Hopping in the TUB

A well-used 38-foot cabin cruiser introduced the youngsters at Robin Hood Camp in Brooksville to the cruising life amidst the islands of downeast Maine

Well-aged Rusticator Rum makes a Splash

It took four decades, but a classic Hacker runabout is again afloat, thanks to a multi-talented and determined owner

Maine’s Inland Waters Buoy Brigade

A hard-working team of three watermen maintains aids to navigation in lakes statewide.

Blue Hill’s Red Boathouse

A century-old Blue Hill boathouse has been home to an array of fine sailing and power yachts, and remains in use today as a haven for small craft.

Wherries and Swallows and Amazons

Smitten by the idea of easy freshwater rowing and sailing adventures, a salty sailor ponders two small boat designs, and in the end settles on the light weight and fine lines of a Penobscot Wherry.

New Electric Lake Tender

Waterskiing, tubing, and commuting—a new Stephens Waring design will do it all for a longtime customer and island dweller.

Mandated Recreational Skipper Training Arrives in Maine

A newly enacted state law requires a boating safety course to operate a powerboat with a 25-hp or larger engine.

Reed Hayden

Sign maker Reed Hayden brings his art to boat names and other nautical projects.

Omega 2

After making the rounds of a string of skippers in far-flung New England harbors, a Mount Desert-built cabin cruiser lands back with her skilled builder and original owner.

Farrin’s Boatshop

A versatile Maine builder launches two “crossover” luxury workboat projects for opposite ends of the country

The Marrying Kind

Come yachting season, you think the guy running the boatyard’s got it rough? You should talk to his wife.