Classic Boat

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

September 3, 2019
Whenever I spot a lifeguard boat, it instantly takes me back to summertime in my youth at the Jersey Shore.
August 5, 2019
As we dropped lines from Pocahontas Marina (for more on Pochahontas Marina, check out our Boatshop Reports) in Edgew
July 3, 2019
This 1983 Correct Craft Ski Nautique is categorized as a “Late Classic” in the boat qualifications established by the
June 10, 2019
Basking in the sun with a shine that probably exceeds the finish that Chris-Craft gave her
April 22, 2019
The Red Baron is a 1968 model year Stevens Hydroplane Dragster—one of three Stevens Hydros left in existence.
March 27, 2019
She’s sweet, 17 (feet) and 77 years old, yet truly young at heart: a World War II era Chris-Craft runabout
March 15, 2019
Despite the fact that the Depression was still stifling demand for Chesapeake Bay fishing charters, a waterman known as Capt.
February 6, 2019
Kidd is a bespoke, hand-built 22-foot custom wood gentleman's racer. The boat is powered by a forceful V-8 inboard and shows thousands of hours in craftmanship.
January 4, 2019
This month's classic boat is a classic Rybovich—one of three famous open cockpit day boats. Built to order in 1964 as hull number 58, she is a 36-foot boat.
August 31, 2018
Bertram never made a 1970 center console. But it did build a few 24-foot Moppie Camper cuddy cabin boats that offered a unique feature.
March 14, 2018
Lifelong classic boater Paul Warner has a Jim Wynne-designed Chris-Craft fiberglass hull and deck with inboard/outboard power for his current weekend runabout.
January 29, 2018
Before you dismiss wooden boats as too classic and/or high-maintenance, take a look at how Erik and Stacy Anderson found a 1963 custom wood Brownell fishing boat that satisfied the needs and…
December 11, 2017
Packed into just 16 feet and seven inches, this 1964 Boston Whaler center console is quite the classic. Despite her 53 years, she still provides great boating adventures just like a new boat.
August 31, 2017
Nick Arnone has created quite the custom, luxury ride in his 21-foot 1959 classic Century Coronado speedboat.