Flying Target is 35 feet of classic powerboat. Built by legendary naval architect John Hacker in 1944, the double-cockpit runabout is powered by a 1,300-hp Allison aircraft engine, marinized with closed cooling and coupled to a custom transfer case and two Chrysler transmissions. The twin-prop setup gives her a top end of 55 to 60 mph.
Where can you get 5,000 square feet of living space in the New York metro area without being a multimillionaire? On a boat, of course. Consider Yankee, a 136-foot ferry built and launched in 1907 by Neafie, Levy & Co. in Philadelphia.
Editor’s note: Bob Grieser was a legendary photographer, a frequent Soundings contributor and an all-around colorful character who was well-known in the boating community. “Bobby G” died in January at age 70. A longtime friend and colleague offers this remembrance.
Jack Sherwood was a character who loved to write about characters — watermen, boatyard workers, vagabond cruisers and others he encountered on and around Chesapeake Bay.
Of the dozen historic lightships that remain, WLV-612 is one of the more notable.
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