Michael York is one of those anomalies along the Maine coast: a builder of high-end custom and production yachts with no family background or personal history in boatbuilding.
Jamie and Joe Lowell continue a family tradition of building Down East boats used for work or pleasure
At the Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland early this spring, I was standing at an exhibitor booth watching a video of a classic 34-foot wooden lobster boat named Osprey running along at about 30 knots, slicing nonchalantly through a 1-foot chop with no discernible vertical motions.
Toughness, strength, low maintenance
– There are many reasons to consider a plate aluminum vessel
Regardless of a boat’s age, you’ll be well-served by taking an educated approach to the purchase
No matter how you look at it, there’s a buyer’s market out there ready for the picking.
Seaworthiness, safety, engine efficiency and unsinkability are at the top of this writer’s design brief
When Soundings editor Bill Sisson asked me to devote a column to musings about my ideal boat, I thought this could be fun — and I was right. Though it’s hard to say it all in a column-length article, here’s a basic outline of what I would look for in my next boat.
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