A classic workboat from Martha's Vineyard.
Those who appreciate catboats – with their beamy, rounded hulls, un-stayed masts, gaff rigs and ultra-long booms – find that these traditional sailboats are hard to beat, when it comes to practical design and pleasurable sailing.
The beautiful and graceful Friendship Sloop evolved from hardscrabble fishing boats used to harvest lobster and fin fish in Maine.
These Down East boats have a classic feel, but their Maine builders are keeping them up to date.
Just how fast can a lobster boat go? Head up to Maine and see for yourself, or watch this video.