Lyman-Morse to Build Farr-designed Circumnavigator

9/23/2011 - In 1986, Dodge Morgan at age 55 circumnavigated the globe on board “American Promise” from Bermuda and back to Bermuda in 150 days. At Lyman-Morse we are pleased to be building a 63’ Farr-designed sloop for Dr. Stanley Paris, who will at age 76 attempt to break Morgan’s record aboard… SEE MORE

Maine Builder Tapped to Build Groundbreaking Sailboat

9/22/2011 - If you’re not leading, you’re being left behind. That’s what Drew Lyman, vice president of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company in Thomaston, Maine, believes and it’s exactly why he wanted his family’s 33-year-old company to be the ones to build the prototype of a groundbreaking new sailboat. The 27-foot SpeedDream was designed… SEE MORE
Front Street 130

Front Street Shipyard Unveils New Sparkman & Stephens Designs

9/21/2011 - Front Street Shipyard is unveiling initial plans for the Sparkman & Stephens-designed Front Street 118 and Front Street 130 sloops. The yachts have traditional hull lines and trademark S&S sheers, invoking a classic aesthetic from yachting's golden area. The construction will be of advanced composite materials using the most modern… SEE MORE

Sportster, Display Lead to Five-Star Award in Newport

9/21/2011 - We were thrilled to hear that Grey Barn Boatworks took home the Best in Show award at the Newport International Boat Show last weekend, earning themselves a nice $1,000 discount on next year’s show and an impressive plaque from Edson International, the contest’s sponsor. There’s no doubt that the potted… SEE MORE
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee checks out a J/111 at the Newport International Boat Show.

New America’s Cup to Bring 400 Jobs, $72 Million to RI

9/15/2011 - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee came to Newport on September 15 to tout the economic benefits of sailing, and the America's Cup in particular, on the state's economy and afterward he almost looked ready to practice what he preached. Climbing out of the companionway of a J/111 at the Newport… SEE MORE

Isobel: Racing, and Cruising, Fast and with Class

9/13/2011 - One of the best things about living practically next door to some of America’s best boatbuilders is that we’re usually among the first to hear about the latest yacht designs. We try to attend as many boat launches as we can (seriously, there are only so many hours in the… SEE MORE
Just over an hour away by ferry, Maine islands offer an easy daytrip - and escape.

There and Back: A Maine Island Escape

9/11/2011 - No matter where on the coast you live, it can be far too easy to forget the little things that make life in your chosen spot of earth and sea so special. Which is precisely why the USHarbors.com crew was thrilled to convene a quick staff meeting recently aboard a… SEE MORE