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Down East Boats

Call us old-fashioned, but the idea of a recreational lobsterboat still makes us excited. The genre has far surpassed that, but the lines of the boats still remind us of pine-studded, rocky shorelines.

Hinckley’s T34Hinckley’s T34 brings the raffish profile of the Talaria line to a pocket performer. Those who want a larger yacht can get a good look at the T48 as well.

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The new Sabre 38 Salon Express employs pod propulsion and clever design to create a yacht that’s anything but traditional. And for a bit more space take a gander at the 48 Salon Express—those pods leave room for some creative use of space.

The Hunt 44 Express Sedan has a one-level layout that brings the saloon and cockpit areas together, while power packages ranging from conventional to pods highlight the hull form. Hunt will also show the Harrier 29, a dayboat with the impeccable Hunt pedigree.

Sabre 38Zeus power means the Grand Banks Eastbay 46 is just as friendly around the dock as she is in the chop. The efficient MJM 36z has a transom design that brings your guests closer to the water safely and more comfortably. It’s a party out back on the Back Cove 34: A versatile cockpit layout creates an entertainment space that works with the shaded galley and dinette area. And the Vicem 80 Fly shows off the evolution of this Turkish builder.

The Palm Beach 50 is an Australian take on the style: Propulsion options galore complement a Mark Richards-designed hull that does things beneath the waterline that boat guys dream about.

Hinckley T48