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VIDEO: Classic Maine Style


We love Down East builds from Maine. These days, builders and finishers are producing boats that have a traditional look, but on closer inspection you’ll see that they’re also evolving, with features such as ergonomic helm seats and pod-drive propulsion.

This video shows what’s going at these boatyards:

Want to know more? Check out the feature story on boatyards that are giving their builds something extra in the July issue of Soundings.



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