Whitehall Spirit Rowing Boats

Boats of the Year Spotlight #12

12/27/2018 - TRIED, TRUE, AND A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. What more can one ask for in a boat but proven dependability and comfort, wrapped in a beautiful package? The final three company profiles in Boats of the Year 2018 present those very qualities in small, medium, and large options: lapstrake rowing hulls… SEE MORE
Floating Residence by Stephens Waring

Boats of the Year Spotlight #11

12/12/2018 - 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… SEE MORE
Sabre 45 Salon Express

Boats of the Year Spotlight #10

12/5/2018 - EVERY BOAT IS THE PERFECT BOAT. We all have a vision of our ideal day spent in our ideal boat. From entertaining aboard a luxurious motoryacht to paddling about in a rowboat or experiencing extreme offshore sailing, Maine boatbuilders know how to cater to those individual styles and get boaters… SEE MORE
MJM Yachts 43Z

Boats of the Year Spotlight #9

11/28/2018 - THE NEXT GENERATION—of boaters, of products and technologies that improve the boating experience, and of boat designs themselves. In this collection of stories from Boats of the Year, we look at Maine Yacht Center’s extensive refit of a sailboat for the third generation of sailors and racers in one family.… SEE MORE
Maine Cat

Boats of the Year Spotlight #8

11/21/2018 - THE BOATBUILDING INDUSTRY IS A BIG DEAL. In Maine, there are approximately 450 companies and 5,000 jobs tied to the industry, according to Maine Built Boats, a nonprofit organization that promotes awareness about the high-quality products crafted and restored in the state, and the cutting-edge technology used by builders in… SEE MORE
John Williams

Boats of the Year Spotlight #7

11/14/2018 - MAINE BOATS REFLECT THE BEST of the past and the most promising advances of the present day. Boatbuilders have mastered the traditional lines and styles over centuries, while continuing to evolve, invent, and bring new life to older boats, and dream up the designs of the future. This Boats of… SEE MORE
Freedom Boat Club

Boats of the Year Spotlight #6

11/3/2018 - GETTING OUT ON THE WATER is made easier and more enjoyable, even for those without boats, thanks to the hard work and forward thinking of Maine’s boatyards and marine businesses. Freedom Boat Club gets people out on Casco Bay and the Sebago Lakes in charter boats through Yarmouth Boat Yard… SEE MORE
Ellis 36

Boats of the Year Spotlight #5

10/31/2018 - 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,… SEE MORE
Custom Float Service

Boats of the Year Spotlight #4

10/24/2018 - THE DIVERSITY OF MARINE BUSINESSES in New England (and beyond!) provides something for every need and desire. Do you want a museum-quality model to commemorate your boat, need to build a dependable dock system or ramp for waterfront access, or hope to customize the boat of your dreams to fit… SEE MORE
Chesapeake Light Craft

Boats of the Year Spotlight #3

10/17/2018 - BOATBUILDERS ARE INVENTIVE, whether applying innovations to existing designs or creating something completely new—even things with wheels. In these profiles from Boats of the Year 2018, the builders’ products are varied but they are all designed to get people out on the water or the road, enjoying the natural world… SEE MORE