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Parker 2830 Extended Cabin – A yacht built for exploration and fishing …

The morning was dotted with patches of fog, with a steady 10 knot wind blowing into the San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate, which was off my port beam. I had decided to make the short-cut passage into Richmond’s Inner … Continue reading

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The TRUSTY 23 – The “little ship” with big yacht flair!

I was contacted this summer by a gentleman, who has become a yachting friend since, who wanted to learn more about the Trusty 23, and her newer big sister the Trusty 28. I know the Trusty name, and know the … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: Bufflehead 22 – Tiny Tug, Big ‘Tude!

SPOTLIGHT: I can imagine there’s a great story or geographical edifice that the name must have come from, but I don’t know it. What I do know is that the Bufflehead 22 has great features, tug-like sea keeping characteristics and … Continue reading

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MAYRIK P214 – A 21-foot mini-trawler that crossed the Atlantic!

Since it’s successful Atlantic crossing in the summer of 2008, the Mayrik P214 has faded from the public eye and consciousness. I found only a few savvy marine buffs who’d followed the spunky 21-foot trawler since its well-publicized development and trans-Atlantic … Continue reading

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Caledon 27 – Luxurious Woods Inside, All Business Outside

Caledon Boatworks has been building quality yachts – and acquiring a reputation for these vessels – for 30 years in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Caledon is a family company that shows fierce pride in their work, and an equal affinity for … Continue reading

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TomCat 255 – A Tough, Versatile (Twin Hull) Cruising Yacht

The TomCat 255, a remarkable boat by Triton Marine, is a fiberglass catamaran with many of the advantages of a mono-hull yacht and the stability of a twin-hull. It’s design has attracted many compact yacht enthusiasts as well as fishing … Continue reading

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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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