We received a letter last week from one of our readers in Newfoundland. He was looking for a 30’ (9.2 m) boat that he and his wife could take cruising along the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts, and do some fishing in as well – and he wanted our recommendation. The answer was that he should look to boat builders who specialized in building boats for the northern latitudes, not sunny Florida. Basically that means Scandinavian builders, those in the Pacific Northwest as well as those in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Having recently been aboard the Nord Star 40 Patrol we naturally thought of the Finnish boat builder Lenix-Boat Oy. That company makes eight models from 24’ (7.38 m) to 40’ (12.3 m).