Hockey player honored with mahogany runabout


National Hockey League goalie Mike Richter, who spent his entire 14-year career with the N.Y. Rangers and helped the franchise win the Stanley Cup in 1994, was rewarded by the team during his February retirement ceremony.

On the night the Rangers retired Richter’s No. 35 jersey, a new 19-foot Barrel Back was towed onto the ice at Madison Square Garden. The mahogany planked and varnished runabout was made by Fish Bros. Marine Service in Queensbury, N.Y. The small shop builds fewer than a dozen boats each year. The 19-footer features a triple-planked epoxy bottom, double-planked epoxy sides and deck, kiln dried white oak frames, kiln dried Honduran mahogany planking and chrome-plated brass hardware.

With its Mercruiser 260 hp engine, the runabout sells for a base price of $48,500 from the Fish Bros.’ only dealer, Antique Boat Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.