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Boats

Boatyard Profile: Androscoggin Wooden Boat Works

Classic Lymans and other vintage wooden boats are restored at this Wayne, Maine, boatyard.

The Penn Yan Named Penny An

A 1946 Penn Yan runabout has become a treasured family heirloom.

Speedy: The Boat That Moved Me

Vacations in Maine turned into something more permanent, thanks in part to a vintage Cruisers, Inc. Seafarer 202.

Reuel Parker Works New Magic

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

Built in Maine

The 30-Ton Pinnace named Virginia was built in Maine in the 1600s, and its reproduction is being built now.

Iconic Sailing Classroom

Hurricane Island pulling boats are deliberately built to be challenging, as a way to teach teamwork. Former instructor Jeffrey Lewis explains.

An Amateur Refinishes His Metal Mast

An intrepid hobbyist learns how to refinish aluminum spars.

Gosling

New life for an old family launch that has spent 71 years working on Casco Bay.

Custom Hood 57: A Collaborative Design

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

A Boating Hub for Casco Bay & Beyond

With a roomy new location and a big new lift, Portland Yacht Services is a boating hub.

Shipping Code

We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.

A Phoenix From the Ashes

Building a one-of-a-kind Holland 35 for a fisherman whose Holland 32 was destroyed by fire.

The Castine Class Endures

After 70 years, Castine Class sloops are still going strong.

Polly Sails Again

One man’s vision and dedication led to a seven-year effort to restore a classic 56' Nevins sloop that was built in 1945.

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.