Classic Boat

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

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.
January 22, 2023
If you’re one of those Chesapeake Bay boaters already looking ahead to spring, you’ll want to mark your calendar with the S
December 19, 2022
Liquid Asset is a 19-foot Chris-Craft Holiday built in 1951.
November 27, 2022
Chris-Craft's “Special Race Boat” was launched in the middle of the depression, late in the 1930s.
November 7, 2022
Have you ever taken a cruise along an historic local canal? I did.
October 19, 2022
This Riva speedboat has Diva on her transom.
September 26, 2022
Annapolis Yacht Club's Keels and Wheels event draws enthusiastic, appreciative classic boat and car enthusiasts.
September 13, 2022
Correct Craft is well-known for its Ski Nautique brand, although the company produced a wide variety of classic fibergla
August 5, 2022
Owens was the second best-selling boat builder in the world (after Chris-Craft), and was well regar
July 18, 2022
After two years of delays due to Covid, the Maryland Maritime Heritage Foundation (MMHF) finally pulled off the first annual Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, which was held in Chestertown, MD,