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Albin 30 Family Cruiser – 2 cabins and a legendary hull … Made in the U.S.A. & based on the famous Swedish North Sea vessels

Portsmouth, RI is home to a boat builder that has been building examples of the finest down east vessels for 45 years in the U.S., and 111 years if you include its Scandinavian heritage. Albin Marine, which is a descendant … Continue reading

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Samson 28 – A Rugged Cape Island Style Yacht

Samson Enterprises builds two handsome Cape Island style boats that live up to the Nova Scotia boat-building tradition. They are the Samson 28 and the Samson 30, and they are virtually the same except that the 30-footer has two feet … Continue reading

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Ranger Tugs R-29 – Luxury On A Trailer

Ranger Tugs introduced the 29-foot model of their popular tug boat-style pleasure craft in January of 2009, and the company that’s known for offering a safe, stable vessel with generous creature comforts has remained true to its tradition of offering … Continue reading

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Ellis 28 Flybridge Cruiser – 55+ years of boat building excellence …

In 1945, the boating industry was very different than it is today. Boats were mostly wood, and joinery and finishwork in and on them was a badge of honor (or a ‘beware’ sign) for the builder. There were many fewer … Continue reading

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Aspen Cat C90 – A Single Engine Catamaran With New Hull Technology, a Diesel Powerplant & 3 gph at 16 Knots …

Once in awhile a small yacht is introduced that changes the way similar yacht designers and builders look at their vessels. Larry Graf – the guy who helped Glacier Bay Catamarans become the powerhouse designer/builder they have – founded Aspen … Continue reading

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The Rosborough RF-246 – The Boat That Ended Our 30-Year Search

I had spent most of my adult life hoping to own a trawler … a moderately large one of between 40 and 60 feet in length. I had familiarized myself with Nordhavn, Northern Marine, Kady-Krogen, Selene, Nordic Tug, Defever, MainShip … Continue reading

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Nimble Nomad 25 – In A Class Of Its Own

Nimble Boat Works, formerly of Clearwater, FL and presently located near Tampa, FL builds one of the most unique and quality-proven small yachts for inland water cruising. The Nimble Nomad 25 has changed very little since the first one came … Continue reading

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Armstrong 25 Weekender Catamaran

The advantages of aluminum construction, the ruggedness of a commercial boat, and the stability and space offered in a catamaran come together in the Armstrong 25 Weekender. Armstrong Marine, Inc. of Port Angeles, Washington builds this boat (and many larger … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay Cat 2680 Completes 2700 Mile Odyssey

Glacier Bay Catamaran’s model 2680 made a 2700 mile odyssey between Seattle, WA and Glacier Bay, AK, no small accomplishment for a boat this size. This is also the vessel which completed a 1378 mile run to Midway Island in … Continue reading

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Acadia 25 Lobster Boat – Old Fashioned Excellence

Built to look and handle the water in the manner of traditional lobster boats, the Acadia 25 doesn’t disappoint. The Florida-built boat boasts standing headroom in the forward V-berth and amenities found on much larger craft. Atlas Boat Works in … Continue reading

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