Whether it’s a beautiful varnished mahogany runabout cutting across a glassy lake or a sleek center console taking on a tumultuous inlet, Chris-Craft boats have an unmistakable look and impeccable style, in large part because the builder has been refining its designs for 144 years.
With masts reaching high into the sky and carrying more canvas than any boat their size should, Chesapeake Bay log canoes require a hefty crew perched outboard on long boards to keep them balanced and upright. Watching crews manhandle these graceful, overpowered vessels is a summer Eastern Shore tradition.
Anyone who has cruised offshore knows the sea can play tricks on the mind.
One of the world’s most accomplished sailboat racers, Jimmy Spithill has been at the helm of two successful America’s Cup campaigns.
During its 67 years in operation, Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. built some 2,000 vessels — yachts and racers, one designs and daysailers, steam cruisers and motor launches. Herreshoff: American Masterpieces celebrates the legacy and longevity of these creations — more than 400 exist today.