Southport Boats Moves to Maine

3/3/2011 - Kenway Corporation, which just last month announced that it was partnering with Rockport Marine and Brooklin Boatyard to bring a large-scale composites center to Belfast, has announced that it’s bought the Southport line of powerboats and will now be building them in Maine. Calling Maine “a suitable location [for manufacturing… SEE MORE
The H.A. Burnham Boat Building shop and the Pinky Schooner, Ardelle

Pinky Schooner Progress at Historic Essex Yard

3/1/2011 - We’ll admit it: We’re suckers for a good boat project. And one of the most interesting builds going on in New England at the moment is in Essex, where shipwright Harold Burnham is hard at work on a pinky schooner, Ardelle. Burnham, who has built several traditional wooden ships over… SEE MORE
Coronet during the early stages of the project.  Photo courtesy IRYS

Coronet Takes Shape at IYRS

3/1/2011 - Certainly Newport is the place to be if you’re a New England sailor interested in seeing the latest high-tech racing yachts, but these days one of the most ambitious historic restoration projects in recent history is taking shape right on the waterfront. When she was built in 1885 for American… SEE MORE
A photo from the 2010 Tom Morris Memorial Pursuit Race.  Photo: Jeff Walls

2011 Maine Regatta Season Takes Shape

2/27/2011 - Never mind what that silly groundhog says – for us the real sign that winter will end soon is when the regatta schedules are released. In addition to longtime favorites like the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta and new gatherings like the Penobscot Bay Cup, the yacht races that comprise the Gulf… SEE MORE
Sabre 456 sailing off San Diego's Pt. Loma and inside Shelter Island Yacht Basin. Photo by Bob Grieser /

California Sailing on the Sabre 456

2/25/2011 - Our friends at Outside Images photographed the Sabre 456 near San Diego, California last week. If you missed the Sabre 456 at the Annapolis boatshow you can have a look at the Sabre website to view their upcoming boatshow schedule. They include information about boats in their line that will… SEE MORE

In Wintertime, Small Boats Rule the Seas

2/24/2011 - This is the time of year when most of our boats, at least for us northerners, are buried under shrink-wrap if they’re lucky and a layer of snow and ice if they’re not. But in proof that bigger is not always better, the little guys – meaning the ones with… SEE MORE

Forgotten Herreshoff Design To Be Built

2/18/2011 - A long-lost variation of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s popular 12½ is being built through a collaboration between a Bristol, Rhode Island, boatbuilder and “Captain Nat’s” grandson, Halsey Herreshoff. The H-20 features a 17’4” waterline versus the 12½’s 12’6” waterline and an overall length of 19’10”. It will be cold-molded and sheathed… SEE MORE