The Tradition of Maine Boatbuilding Has Kept Sabre Yachts Afloat

RAYMOND, Maine — Back in the 1960s, Roger Hewson and his wife Charlie were at the helm of a construction business and he had a penchant for designing sailboats. He sketched out and built a 26-foot sailboat he called a “Sabre Scow” using the name ‘Sabre’ because of the long sleek shape of the boat.

Charlie Hewson’s grandparents came to Maine in 1907 and bought property on Sebago Lake – that eventually brought  Charlie and Roger to Maine. Fifty years ago, with a passion for designing sailboats – and the perfect place to do it – they laid the groundwork that would launch Sabre Yachts.

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