Classic Boat

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

December 28, 2021
The Nova 24 is a jewel of a trailerable boat...
December 9, 2021
Found in a storage barn and then restored, this 1939 Chris-Craft Barrel Back won top honors at
November 11, 2021
Here’s a dual award winner, a rare Century inboard boat, that was recognized at the 2021 Antique Boat M
October 11, 2021
Want a thrilling yet sure-footed ride on the Chesapeake Bay? Try to get a shot at a ride in a 1992 classic 19-foot sing
August 19, 2021
In the first few years after World War II, boat sales increased rapidly. Returning GIs wanted everything and had the savings to make big purchases.
July 29, 2021
With her open-back to the cockpit deckhouse design, this 37-foot Egg Harbor yacht was properly called a “sport fisherman” when she was built in 1962.
July 12, 2021
A young teenage boy eager to explore the world (and/or start dating) can see the years until he can get a driver’s license as an absolute eternity.
June 7, 2021
The Chris-Craft Constellation, the yacht of my dreams as a youth...
April 29, 2021
I was running across the water in a 14-foot Donzi with a big grin on my face. The Chevy engine’s tach was nudging 5000 RPMs.
March 18, 2021
Finished from bow to stern in pennant red, this classic fiberglass Dorsett Catalina outboard cuddy-cabin cruise
February 15, 2021
“If you were anybody in the ‘60s, you had a Glasspar G-3.” After all, the Glasspar G-3s outboard-powered ski boat design was a milestone in the industry.
January 26, 2021
Fog! We were cruising in Ray Maule’s 22-foot fiberglass Lyman when the fog came out of nowhere.
December 22, 2020
There I was in a pre-World War II Century ski boat. She was a 16-foot Century, a favorite brand for waterskiers. 
November 24, 2020
A family with two teenagers enjoys three seasons’ worth of get-away Chesapeake Bay fun on this aluminum-built Marinette
September 2, 2020
In 1940 another Chris-Craft was born to Harvey’s Lake, PA.
July 27, 2020
This month's Classic Boat columni features "No Way," the second 20-foot Holiday that Chris-Craft built out of 10 boats made for the 1964 model year.
July 6, 2020
The Chris-Craft Rocket is a contemporary classic, custom-built in 2009 to Chris-Craft
May 14, 2020
This past June, a nine-year itch was successfully scratched when this 24-foot Chris-Craft Sea Skiff found a home on Middle River on the Chesapeake Bay.