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Boat Features

And the winning boat names are...

The top four vote-getters in the "How Did You Name Your Boat Contest."

Every Boat Has a Story

The stories behind two classic boats that once called Moosehead Lake home.

A Sturdy Maine Schooner

A National Historic Landmark, the Lewis R. French turned 150 this April. She is the oldest two-masted schooner in the country, and the oldest Maine-built schooner still sailing, and calling Maine home.

The Essence of Summer

The search for a good rowboat for a Maine summer camp led to the perpetuation of a remarkable one-off design known as the Pine Island Skiff.

A Plucky Build-it-Yourself Design for Lake Sailing

The Goat Island Skiff is easy to build and fun to sail, and when the wind dies, it can be rowed as well.

Thrilling Sailing on a Flying Fifteen

A fast planing dinghy with a keel, the Flying Fifteen is a daysailing sports car.

Launching a Boat and a Career

A sardine carrier and a photo collection

Cooking on a Boat

In the galley kitchen with Annie Mahle

Holly Martin

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

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.

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