Maine builder wins classic replica award

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Callinectes Boatworks, a startup company located in Kennebunkport, Maine, received an Antique and Classic Boat Society show award for Best of Class Contemporary Replica.

The Julie Lynne, a 2009 prototype from Callinectes, is about 16 feet, built of cold-molded Spanish cedar and powered by a jet pump.

"I've been leery of entering our contemporary runabouts in judged competitions, not sure of their fit, but after a conversation with some good friends at Ynot Yachts, I bit the bullet," company owner Glen Shivel said in a statement. "We were floored when we were recognized as reintroducing classically styled runabouts to a production line.

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