Press and Media

As a pioneer in wooden boat building technique and a boat builder with a distinct sense of traditional style, Sam Devlin and his boats have been the subject of many articles over the years. In fact, there have been so many that it’s actually hard to track them all down. As we find them, they’ll appear here.

North Haven 24: Sam Devlin’s pocket lobster boat design would be right at home at its namesake island in Maine
July 2019 Soundings Magazine

From Russia With Love: A Custom Build in Russia
Jan/Feb 2019 Passagemaker

Eye for Design: The Sam Devlin Interview
2019 Small Craft Advisor

An Old Photograph Inspired This Double-Ender Design
June 2018 soundingsonline.com

Cruising In Company With A Tug And Shanty Boats
April 2018 soundingsonline.com

From A Grumpy Workboat, A Comfortable Cruiser
February 2018 soundingsonline.com

Beautiful Mind
Sam Devlin’s Quest to Design the Perfect Boat
Nov/Dec 2017 Passagemaker

Shearwater 39: Sail Or Power? Make Mine A Motorsailer
October 2017 soundingsonline.com

MugWump21: The ‘Tiny House’ Concept Takes To The Water
August 2017 soundingsonline.com

Sockeye 62: Pacific Northwest Dreaming
June 2017 soundingsonline.com

The Banjo 20: It’s Playing Their Tune
April 2017 soundingsonline.com

The Candlefish 13 – Three Men in a Boat (to say Nothing of the Moose)
by Christopher Cunningham
April 2015 Small Boat Monthly

Sam Devlin – Designer, Builder, Tinkerer
The master of stitch-and-glue will build you a boat or show you how to do it yourself.
By Dieter Loibner, May 2010
Soundings Publications LLC

A first-time boatbuilder dives right in
Peter Poanessa, an East Coast native living 100 miles from the ocean in Keene, N.H., chose a traditional West Coast fishing design for his first boatbuilding project.
By Katlyn Conkey, April 2010
Soundings Publications LLC

The ins and outs of stitch-and-glue
“When I started out, wood-epoxy boat construction had the worst possible reputation,” Sam Devlin explains.
By Dieter Loibner, March 2010
Soundings Publications LLC

The Case For The Simple Life
In the new reality, people are finding that fun on the water isn’t measured in boat size or amenities.
By George Sass Sr., December 2009
Soundings Publications LLC

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