Boatbuilder Ken ‘Joggling’ the teak into the king plank

What’s your story? – Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson sent us some photos of this gorgeous antique wooden boat for our photo contest, but we just had to show everyone his restoration of her on here! The photos above show this 34′ Marblehead Deck Cruiser from 1938 while she was being sanded, stripped, and repainted. She looks great back in the water!

Customer Spotlight – Rob Holmes

Rob Holmes

Captain Rob Holmes sent us a photo of his work done on the cockpit in his recently purchased 1968 motorboat. As you can see above, his construction looks great! What we also found quite interesting was his process during the restoration: Rob tells us he preplanned and built the whole project in a three-dimensional computer program! He wanted to be able to play “what-if”, and test his ideas before he cut the wood. He’s actually a 3D animator, so this planning was right up his alley. What’s funny, he says, is that the project turned out “exactly” like the 3D designs, which is quite rare. He told us:

“When I bought my 1968 boat a few years ago it had a terrible mess inside the cockpit bulkhead. Some rough fiberglass work had been done to cover up holes left when instruments were taken out. I decided it would be a perfect opportunity to create some much needed organizational space, as well as a navigation station; which I did not have. I designed a cabinet to cover the space; made so the whole unit could fold down and provide a spot for my laptop. I also devised a system for raising and lowering the unit to make it into a laptop shelf and for making it adjustable.”

He’s told us this is only part of his refitting for this boat, but from what we can see, it looks fabulous!

1903 Antique Sailboat “Witchcraft” 66 feet of Antique Working Wooden Yacht

This antique has been continuously restored since 1972. Built in 1902 by George Lawley and Sons Corp and launched in 1902 in South Boston, Massachusetts.

Originally a a Gaff Sloop, now a Bermudian Rig. 66 Feet in length, beam is 12′ 11″. It was designed by B.B. Crowninshield.

PT-305: A Restoration Project

See the PT-305 all-volunteer boat restoration at the Kushner Restoration Pavilion at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. One hundred ninety-nine Patrol Torpedo boats were built by the Higgins plant in New Orleans during World War II. Only five of those boats remain in the U.S. today and only one is operational.

Aboard A Legendary Commuter – APHRODITE (preview)

Aphrodite–Like the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure she was named for, this iconic 74′ commuter yacht built in 1937 and rebuilt in 2005, can sweep you away. So hold on tight.

Restoring Trade Wind at Rockport Marine

Trade Wind, a John Alden designed motorsailer, was originally built in 1938. In 2008 she was brought to Rockport Marine for a complete restoration. Over the course of three years, the crew rebuilt her inside and out, transforming her into elegantly detailed, comfortable and beautiful cruising boat.

Fiberglass Boat Restoration

A series outlining the restoration of a classic 1958 fiberglass boat; a Glass Magic Playmaster.

Restoration: 1930 Elco “Duchess”

Moores Marine Yacht Center’s restoration of the 1930 Elco, 50′ flat top “Duchess” in Beaufort, North Carolina, including all new laminated frames, cedar planking and repowering.