Captain Rick Franke's monthly Boatshop Reports feature news on new boat builds, maintenance, and boat restorations from area boatbuilders and shops across Maryland and Virginia.
January 30, 2023
Captain Rick Franke brings us the February 2023 Chesapeake Bay Boatshop Reports from marinas and boatshops around the Chesapeake region.
January 2, 2023
Captain Rick Franke brings us the January 2023 Chesapeake Bay Boatshop Reports from marinas and boatshops around the Chesapeake region.
November 4, 2022
Captain Rick Franke brings us the November 2022 Chesapeake Bay Boatshop Reports from marinas and boatshops around the Chesapeake region.
October 1, 2022
Where has the summer gone? A lot of us have asked ourselves that question lately, as our first fairly “normal” summer has flown by.
August 5, 2022
Real summer weather is finally here, and it is great.
July 11, 2022
Now that we are officially into the summer season, the mood at local boatshops can best be described as cautiously o
May 1, 2022
For most area boatshops it has been a busy winter, with lots of work and many shop and marina upgrades.
April 14, 2022
As spring arrives and the pandemic recedes in the rearview mirror it seems to be leaving behind
February 9, 2022
Now that the New Year is well under way, it looks a lot like the old one.
January 10, 2022
As we say goodbye to 2021, it’s tempting to reflect on some of the trends we saw this season.
December 15, 2021
The triumphant Annapolis Boat Shows have come and gone, signifying the end of the boating season.
December 14, 2021
In 2022 an iconic American design, the grandaddy of the modern American runabout, the Boston Whaler, wil