C.W. Paine Yacht Design, Inc. launched its latest sailing vessel, Amelia, at high tide, shortly after noon, July 24 at the town landing. Friends, neighbors and dignitaries attended and champagne was poured over the bow.

Amelia, a demo Paine 14, has a hollow bow, invented by Nat Herreshoff and perfected by Chuck Paine. Its modern keel and rudder set it apart from its legendary predecessor, the Herreshoff 12 1/2, according to Paine’s blog.