Boats of the Year Spotlight #5

DOWNEAST-STYLE POWERBOATS are classic and popular for good reason. New England boatbuilders offer many interpretations of this venerable design—with production, custom, and even charter options—but all of these cruisers start with the recognizable downeast hull. Profiled in the Boats of the Year 2018 edition are the Doug Zurn-designed MJM 50z, offered by East Coast Yacht Sales, Ellis 36s available for charter, and a Lowell 43 built by Farrin’s Boatshop.

THE MJM 50z offers that rare combination of top quality in a production boat with an innovative layout and an exciting yet comfortable ride. Read More »

ELLIS BOAT COMPANY debuted the Ellis 36 motoryacht in 1997, and now offers a selection of classic 36s for bareboat charters through Downeast Powerboat Charters. Read More »

FARRIN’S BOATSHOP is nearing completion of a fully loaded Lowell 43, a downeast-style yacht fitted for East Coast cruising. Read More »

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Boats of the Year is produced jointly by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and USHarbors