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Design Reviews

LM46: Easy Sailing, Modern Looks for Next-Gen Sailors

The Lyman-Morse 46 is a cutting-edge yet simple, relatively affordable, and easy-to-sail boat that will appeal to busy people who want a boat with soul.

Lured Cross-Country by a Classic Riva

A classic Riva runabout project leads to a road trip.

The York 18

The York 18 is a bigger, more modern take on the Herreshoff 12½.

Hewes & Company: Pedestrian Bridge

A luxury high-rise walkway has maritime origins.

Reuel Parker Works New Magic

Reuel Parker has designed a classically inspired powerboat for shallow-water cruising. It is being built by Hylan & Brown.

Custom Hood 57: A Collaborative Design

New Hood 57 express classic is the product of collaboration between two design firms and a Maine builder.

Off the Drawing Board: New Catboat project

A new project at Artisan Boatworks seeks to replicate a classic catboat, based in part on an old photo of a boat sailed by the client’s great-grandfather.

Whistler

Back in the 1930s and 1940s, yacht designers began experimenting with aluminum. The first American all-aluminum yacht was built in Boothbay.

Proposed New Rambler 38

A new concept design for a center-console features an aluminum hull.

Lady Erin: A Workboat with Yacht Style

This owner wanted his new boat to look like a workboat, but work like a yacht.

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.

Vintage British Racer Gets an American Makeover

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

Get Sailing!

A few easy rigging adjustments can make sailing so much easier.

Toroa

One of the more intriguing sailing yachts launched this year in Maine is the 72-foot sloop Toroa, built at Brooklin Boat Yard.

Maine Design Benchmarks

Our yacht design critic Art Paine picks some of his favorite boats of the past three decades.