We’re proud to introduce STARSHIP – the first newly built Camden Class Knockabout to grace Camden Harbor since 1916. Designed by B. B. Crowninshield, there were only four original Camden Class boats built for the Camden Yacht Club fleet. STARSHIP’S owner had started building the boat in his yard in Alabama 15 years ago and then moved to Massachusetts, hauling the half-finished boat along. Eventually, the owner connected with Alec and moved the project to Artisan for completion and launched her in July.

Read more about STARSHIP’s journey as well as this vintage class in Art Paine’s article in the complimentary July/August issue of MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS.


Our brokerage has been bustling this summer and it’s not too late to find your dream boat before the season ends! Here are a few of our newest listings – click on each photo for more details, and view all of our current listings on the brokerage pages at artisanboatworks.com.

The 60 ft. schooner APPLEDORE was designed by D.C. “Bud” McIntosh and built in 1974 in Portsmouth NH by Herb and Doris Smith. She sleeps 8 and is in turn-key condition. APPLEDORE’s current owner has lovingly cared for and owned her for 32 years.

TINA MARIE (Hull #113) was built for the current owner in 2017. She is the very last boat built by Dick Pulsifer himself and the newest Pulsifer Hampton ever listed for sale. The Yanmar diesel engine literally has only 40 hours. Included with her sale is a depth sounder, running lights, cushions, and a boat cover.

MAEVA represents an opportunity to have the advantages of a trawler AND a sailboat. Impeccably built of cold-molded wood/epoxy construction by Covey Island Boatworks in 1997, she had substantial systems and mechanical upgrades in 2018, and has an excellent 2019 survey. 

BETSY DIGBY (originally GHOST) is a custom Dark Harbor 20 was built of cold-molded wood/epoxy construction in 1997 by John England and Taylor Allen at Rockport Marine. She is well maintained and still in “as new” structural condition.

CIRQUE is 1986 Lobster Yacht built by Robert Rich at Bass Harbor Boatshop. She has a solid wood hull with a great setup for coastal cruising with a V-berth and head below, and a new 2014 Marine Power Vortec 5.7L 300hp with low engine hours.

WRAITH is a 41 ft. Hinckley Owens cutter built in 1955. In 2004-2006 she underwent a major restoration and has been maintained at the highest standards with systems upgrades and improvements. Her sail inventory has been updated with a new suit of classically narrow paneled sails. 



We are accepting select new listings and are always glad to represent buyers who are beginning their search. For help finding a classic wooden boat, or to list your current boat for sale, please visit artisanboatworks.com and click on the Brokerage pages, or call me directly at (207) 542-0372.


In May, Alec joined WoodenBoat Magazine editor Matt Murphy for a live discussion as one of their WOODENBOAT LIVE Facebook events. In case you missed it first time around, click below to watch the full video on the WB Facebook page. Alec and Matt talk about the history and highlights of the boatyard. With laptop in hand, Alec takes us on a the tour of the yard, sharing details of some of our current projects and featuring the Concordia yawl, DAME. It’s the next best thing to being here!


We have immediate openings for experienced boat builders and finishers. As an integral member of our team, you’ll be working with some of the best in the industry. You’ll enjoy consistent and rewarding projects, a flexible family-friendly work schedule, excellent compensation, and benefits – including health insurance, retirement, vacation, and holiday pay.

Email your resume to info@artisanboatworks.com for consideration, and visit our CAREERS page for more information.