We caught up with author Nick Voulgaris III, whose new book Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon came out last month, to talk about boats, his book, and the good folks in Maine.
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 23, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 18, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Frank Huckins’s granddaughter Cindy Purcell started working in the stockroom at Huckins Yachts in the 1970s, and today she and her husband, Buddy, own and run the company that made its early name with PT boats.
We spoke to three brokers who each had a Huckins Yacht listed online. Here’s what they had to say about the market for these classic motoryachts.
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 15, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
We just found this glimpse of our beloved Sightlines columnist, yacht designer extraordinaire Michael Peters in cyberspace. And try as we might to keep him all to ourselves, we found out he was discovered by Cadillac. Peters was interviewed in a quick YouTube video program by Chris Hardwick, a comedian, actor, and host whom you may sort of recognize from some of his other jobs—anyway he clearly doesn't get out much.
OK, maybe maelstrom is too strong a word, but when I tested the Viking 42 ST today off of Riviera Beach, it just wasn’t really all that pleasant, weather-wise. The rain was slamming down, the wind was conjuring up whitecaps, and confused four footers made the Atlantic an interesting place to test a boat that easily surpasses 30 knots.
Written by Ben Ellison on Mar 11, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub