Maine yacht company eyes future in military contracts

The hole left when a 154-foot boat sails out of a shipyard is more than just the space it once occupied, as Hodgdon Yachts learned when the ketch Scheherazade floated away in 2003. The super yacht was, at the time, the largest of its kind under construction in the Western Hemisphere. It took four years and more than $20 million to build. When it sailed, skilled hands that normally held chisels and hammers were idle.