Wilbur Yachts' customers include Billy Joel, Woods Hole, and even the Smithsonian.
At Ellis Boat Company, not every Downeaster it builds is a lobster boat.
Don Ellis and his Freisian horse, Deisha, in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
Here's a scupper's-eye view of boatbuilding at Ellis Boat Company.
Richard Stanley carries on the family tradition of building custom wood boats.
The Maine man himself: Ralph W. Stanley. Interesting to note: When he's not building boats, he plays a mean fiddle.
Malcolm L. Pettegrow builds cold-molded wood and 'glass Downeasters.
Two yachts a-building at Wilbur.
Eric Clark of Marine Systems learned his trade from top Southwest Harbor builders, including Lee Wilbur.
Marine Systems also uses other local yards' hulls, an approach shared by some builders worldwide.