Boats of the Year Spotlight #11

LEADING THE WAY. It’s what Maine companies do. Sometimes that looks like refining a product over decades or centuries—always dependable, always improving. Sometimes it means pushing the envelope and envisioning something completely new.
Shaw & Tenney has perfected boat oars, paddles, and boathooks for the last 160 years, with functional products that have also found a market as decorative art pieces. One hugely successful Calvin Beal 44 build for SW Boatworks led to more projects in the growing sportfishing boat arena. For Stephens Waring Yacht Design, an interdisciplinary blend of boat design and the next generation of home structures led to concepts for floating homes.

SHAW & TENNEY has handcrafted its traditional wooden oars and canoe paddles, on the banks of the Penobscot River in Orono, Maine, since 1858. Read More »

AT STEPHENS WARING Yacht Design, the concept of a floating residence is a logical evolution that provides inhabitants with an easy connection to the water. Read More »

WHEN SW BOATWORKS received a commission to build a tuna-fishing boat for David Carraro, the star of the National Geographic Channel reality show “Wicked Tuna,” the yard produced a winner that’s been turning heads ever since. Read More »

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