The wraparound flybridge mimics the windshield below, and the swept-up bow and easy sheer make their way aft to a long, low-slung cockpit and a tumblehome transom. The Bertram 31 looks just as good today as it did 51 years ago, when it burst on the scene and changed powerboating forever.
When the America’s Cup World Series pulled into Newport, it wasn’t the 12 Meters of yesteryear battling on the racecourse
Old salts may find it hard to believe that it had been 29 years since the America’s Cup took over Newport, R.I., but the sailing spectacle drew nearly 60,000 people to the shores of Narragansett Bay earlier this summer.
This, however, was not Ted Turner’s America’s Cup.
An aspiring boatbuilder finds inspiration amidst the craftsmanship at the WoodenBoat Show
Photos by Kim Tyler
Walking by the booths and stalls and then the gleaming boats down along the waterfront at this year’s WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport, the refrain keeps circling through my mind like bars from an old melody: “It’s easy if you know how.”
When Peter Crenier restored his 13-foot Boston Whaler, it had to be done in the likeness of his Sabre 38
Photos by Rich Armstrong
You can buy a kit with all the mahogany necessary for replacing the wood on an old 13-foot Boston Whaler. But Peter Crenier was seeking a different look for his 1984 Whaler, one that matched the colors and wood type of his big boat, a Sabre 38 — an express with traditional New England lines, a pilothouse and ample brightwork.
These offerings will give you freedom, fun and a fast ride without denting your wallet.
When you talk about small boats, a lengthy list of benefits comes to mind. In the context of today’s fuel-conscious world, the efficiency of a single-engine boat from about 16 to 23 feet stands out as a pertinent plus for the owner.
This advantage has always existed with small boats, but it’s even greater these days with the use of lighter building materials and the influx of second-generation, fuel-efficient 4-strokes, as well as direct-injected 2-strokes. We’re talking about saving hundreds of dollars each season.
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