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They really aren’t lobster boats anymore. It’s hard to imagine anyone pulling traps from the well-varnished cockpit of a new Downeast model. However, today’s boats have the lobster boat heritage—the low profile, the long shear, the tumblehome, and, above all, the sea-keeping ability. View our collection of Downeast boat reviews to find the right one for you.

Vicem 65 IPS

Vicem 65 IPS

Vicem 65 IPS The Vicem 65 IPS Classic shows its strength in style. The sound of stepping aboard the Vicem 65 IPS Classic is, well, solid, if that can describe a sound. There’s no…

MJM 53

MJM 53Z

MJM 53Z The “largest outboard express cruiser ever” is set to launch in 2019. The MJM 53z is powered by quad Mercury Verados that can push the cruiser to 50 mph, and…

The MJM 43z from Southern Boating Magazine

MJM Yachts 43z

MJM Yachts 43z MJM has picked up on the fast growth of the outboard market and launches the MJM 43z powered by triple 350-hp Mercury Verados. It combines the comforts of an…

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Back Cove 34O

Back Cove 34O The Back Cove 34O rides on a hull designed to optimize her outboard performance and is the builder’s first outboard-powered vessel. Powered by twin Yamaha 300-hp outboard engines (or…

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Vicem 46 IPS

The Vicem 46 IPS (51′ 1″ LOA, 14′ 9″ beam) is the builder’s first of this size constructed in fiberglass/epoxy. Generous interior volume allows the owner to choose between commodious designs with two…

Reliant Yachts X40, Downeast Boats Roundup, Top Downeast boats, 16 Downeast boats, lobster boats, maine-style, high-end, heritage,

Reliant Yachts X40

The Reliant Yachts X40 (40′ 4″ LOA, 12′ 6″ beam) is a modern interpretation of the Downeast style, and her sharp angles and plumb bow will stand out from the crowd whether…

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Downeast Boats Roundup

Downeast boats conjure scenes of lobster boils and comfortable cruising. Sit back, relax and enjoy our Downeast Boats Roundup. More than 100 years ago, what’s now known as a “Downeast boat” was…
Rockport Marine 45, Downeast Boats Roundup, Top Downeast boats, 16 Downeast boats, lobster boats, maine-style, high-end, heritage,

Rockport Marine 45

The Rockport Marine 45 (45′ 5″ LOA, 14′ 3″ beam) is an elegant and practical 45-foot flybridge cruiser in the true Downeast tradition, pictured here in real life as the stalwart Boss Lady.…

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Marlow Pilot 34

The Marlow Pilot 34 (39′ 8″ LOA, 12′ 4″ beam) is the second open salon in the Marlow Pilot line. She has a spacious upper salon for entertaining in comfort with twin…

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Palm Beach Motor Yacht’s PB 65

Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ flagship yacht, the PB  65 (70′ LOA, 19′ 2″ beam), was launched in 2009 to critical acclaim by owners. Today, the model continues to be refined and adapted…

Legacy 42, Downeast Boats Roundup, Top Downeast boats, 16 Downeast boats, lobster boats, maine-style, high-end, heritage,

Legacy 42 IPS

The Legacy 42 by Tartan IPS (45′ LOA, 14′ 1″ beam) pairs the latest drive systems with a proven Mark Ellis-designed hull and advanced marine composites, all packaged in a traditional motor…

Downeast Boats Roundup, Top Downeast boats, 16 Downeast boats, lobster boats, maine-style, high-end, heritage, Grand Banks Yachts’ Eastbay 44 SX

Grand Banks Yachts’ Eastbay 44 SX

Grand Banks Yachts’ Eastbay 44 SX (48′ 1″ LOA, 14′ 7″ beam) is now offered with a down galley layout option. This design adds entertaining space to the main deck, while maintaining…

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Back Cove Downeast 37

Practical and elegant, the Back Cove Downeast 37 (42′ 6″ LOA, 13′ 3″ beam) is ready for on-the-water adventures. The Downeast 37 is built in the Herreshoff style with white panels and…

Bruckmann Abaco 47, Downeast Boats Roundup, Top Downeast boats, 16 Downeast boats, lobster boats, maine-style, high-end, heritage,

Bruckmann Abaco 47

Modeled on the success of the Abaco 40’s performance and seakeeping characteristics, the Bruckmann Abaco 47 (47′ 5″ LOA, 15′ beam) offers a larger platform with more accommodation for extended cruising. Designed…

Sabre 45 Salon Express, Downeast Boats Roundup, Top Downeast boats, 16 Downeast boats, lobster boats, maine-style, high-end, heritage,

Sabre 45 Salon

The Sabre 45 Salon Express (49′ LOA, 14′ 8″ beam) is new for 2017, and her design offers the inclusion of a game-changing utility space located between the engine room and the…