Photo courtesy of Concordia Boatyard Stuart MacGregor isn’t sure he knows what to call this year’s gathering of Concordia Yawls in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The boats are so lauded and loved by their owners that it seems there is a reunion every five years of these yachts around the country, and MacGregor, president of Concordia […]

The Alerion Class Sloop finds new reach with Sanford Boat and Brooklin Boat Yard. By Ellinor Walters Among native Nantucket fleets, one classic sloop stands out as regal among the rest. In 1977, Sanford boats of Nantucket, Massachusetts built their first Alerion Sloop, a cold molded reproduction of the favorite personal vessel of Nathanael Herreshoff. […]

It’s Valentine’s Day in Bristol, Rhode Island at Baltic Boat Works, LLC where an unlikely trio of Donald Tofias, Nick Dana, and Jens Lange are gathered around Spruce, a 1974 Maine Lobster boat. In line with the holiday, the three men are congregated to examine Spruce, a labor of love for each of them. Tofias […]

The Board of Directors of the Classic Yacht Owners’ Association are thrilled to welcome Bill Lynn as the Association’s new Managing Director.  The Classic Yacht Owners’ Association was formed in 2015 to encourage fellowship amongst those who are dedicated to owning, maintaining, and racing both classic yachts and newer yachts designed and built in the […]

After spending decades off the radar and falling slowly into disrepair, the Bar Harbor 31 – initially named Joker – has resurfaced. Joker was the fourth of thirteen boats that comprised the fleet of Bar Harbor 31s which all left the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s doors in the spring of 1903. Her original owner, H. M. […]

With a history so deeply rooted in maritime culture, it was a natural evolution for Mystic, Connecticut to become home to one of the nation’s most extensive maritime museums and, eventually, take on the responsibility of restoring the Mayflower II.  Built as a replica of the Mayflower, whose importance in introducing European settlers and culture […]

By Madeline Gill In the midst of today’s fast-paced society that so covets innovation and advancement in manufacturing, the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) has recognized the value in slowing down and taking the time to really learn from the past.  Their signature Boatbuilding & Restoration course spans 20 months and includes both classroom and […]