2019 promises to be an exciting year, with several new builds in progress, new service clients joining the fleet, and old friends returning in the spring. We’re proud to be your boatyard and look forward to hearing from you.
Erin and I were honored to recently become members of the Cruising Club of America and along with our daughters, spend as much time as possible each summer exploring the harbors and islands of Penobscot Bay aboard NORA, our beloved 40’ Sparkman & Stephens yawl. Mid-coast Maine offers some of the most beautiful cruising in the world and we are extremely fortunate to live and work here. Last summer, Alison Langley joined us for a day to produce a wonderful promotional video aimed at attracting younger members to the CCA. To learn more about this esteemed organization please click on the video to the left and join us for a virtual “day in the life.”
BESHERTE, a 29’ Buzzards Bay 18 we built in 2013, made her way up to the ERR as well, so we left NORA rafted on a mooring and raced aboard BESHERTE in great wind and thick fog – winning first place in the gaffs and schooners class. BESHERTE is for sale as well as many other great boats in our Brokerage.
Back at the shop, Ian built what has come to be known as the Herreshoff 6-¼. It’s the forward half of a 12-½, planked on one side only. This piece is now on display at the MIT museum in Cambridge, MA as part of their Hart Nautical Collection Exhibit “Stronger, Lighter, Faster.” Erin and I attended the opening reception in September, and the exhibit will run through May, 2021. “Lighter, Stronger, Faster” celebrates the spirit of innovation by examining the unparalleled impact on marine design and engineering by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company.
The full-keel 15s are well-balanced and stiff, featuring an extra-spacious cockpit and self-tending rig with no running back stays. This new boat (to be based in Marblehead, MA) will make her debut in a few months at the Cape Cod Boatbuilders Show in Hyannis March 22-24. We hope to see you there!
Custom ice boat (not mine) built by our friend Bill Buchholz.