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Bristol 42 Offshore

As a boy in the late 1950s, Richard Allen used to ride his bicycle to school, going past a certain garage on County Street in his hometown of Seekonk, Mass. Inside were two men creating history. Clint and Everett Pearson were making dinghies out of a material called fiberglass, laying the groundwork for what would become the legendary Pearson Yachts. Clint Pearson went on to found the Bristol Yacht Co. in 1966.



Black Watch 30

Boats have been a part of Ken Antis’ life for as long as he can remember. He got his first taste of the water as a boy growing up on Fishers Island, N.Y., a boating-rich enclave off Connecticut.



Swan 36 sloop

Sometimes you have to get out of boating for a while, though in your heart you know you’ll be back someday. That’s how it was for Jim Lawlor.

“The attraction of boats is hard to describe,” says the 70-year-old retired Connecticut judge. “It’s not just the experience of being on the water; it’s the adventure of it all.”



Viking 35 Convertible

When looking for a used boat, the local waters often help determine the size and type to go after. Take New Jersey’s coastal waters, inlets and Barnegat Bay. The near-shore waters and inlets can change quickly, and the waters in the bay are shallow and often choppy. Even the coastal waters can quickly change.



Grady-White Tarpon 190

It’s amazing how much you can do with a small boat. Rick Davis and his wife, Lindsay, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Cate, certainly get enough fun per foot out of their Grady-White Tarpon 190.

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