Classic Boat

Each month, Chris “Seabuddy” Brown explores the history of a classic boat, on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.

June 17, 2024
Howard Johnson’s Old Time World collection of yesteryear classic boats, motors, cars, and memorabilia is one of a kind.
April 3, 2024
The St. Pete Boat Show is big. Really big; biggest boat show on the Gulf Coast. It’s over 40 years old and has seemingly endless rows of floating docks, each full of boats.
February 20, 2024
I was invited aboard Liquid Asset, a Chris-Craft Holiday, by Ed Andrews,
January 29, 2024
Here are two notable Trumpy yachts: the first is an 80-foot Trumpy built in 1947, the S.S. Sophie. The second is ex presidential yacht U.S.S. Sequoia.
January 4, 2024
Here is a beautifully restored 16-foot Whirlwind outboard runabout.
November 30, 2023
Today I’m taking a different approach, introducing you to a special book, "Her Helm," and the special woman who undertook a first-of-its-kind project featuring female captains who operate on the
October 31, 2023
The Chris-Craft Capri model was built from 1955 to 1958.
October 20, 2023
When we saw these photos of a beautiful 1960 Grady-White 174 Hatteras Deluxe from our advertiser Tri-State Marine (TSM), we had to lear
October 10, 2023
Barnegat Belle is a 1946 Gar Wood 22-foot, six-inch runabout. She shines with her mahogany hull and deck polished to a smooth and glossy varnished finish.
September 4, 2023
We have a good number of classic boats in the Chesapeake Bay area. This racer is a Switzer Craft Shooting Star.
August 8, 2023
We were in the middle of Lake Clarke, PA, in search of a lady.
July 5, 2023
When was the last time you had a chance to see 50 classic boats—displayed both on land and in fresh water—adjacent to ro
June 12, 2023
The fourth annual Chesapeake Bay Motoring Festival was held June 10 and 11 on the grounds of the picturesque Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD.
June 1, 2023
Here’s a boat that offers an incomparable feeling as you slice across the water.
May 22, 2023
The 35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival and Coastal Artisans Fair returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels June 16-18.
April 27, 2023
A big Gray Marine V-8 for power, a throaty exhaust, lots of style, a touch of automotive history (automotive windshield glass), more than a little chrome, and plenty of bright finished mahogany woo
April 4, 2023
Jeff Smith extended his 1989 54-foot Egg Harbor Sportfisherman into the EZ2CY Aqua Epicurean, a 57-fo
March 6, 2023
The Glasspar G-3 model was the boating world’s speedster for teens in the 1960s. This go-fast waterski boat turned on a dime and took its owner on water adventures every time she left the pier.