Friday, February 15, 2013

World's Most Beautiful Boats

We sure know a thing or two about classic boats, there happen to be four of them in our fleet of America's Cup 12 Meter yachts.  It's nice to see that Classic Boat Magazine recognized one of them in their November issue.  
Classic Boat Magazine is a British publication dedicated to the world's most beautiful boats.  Weatherly happens to be one of them and was recognized as such in "Overseas News".  Last fall Weatherly received federal recognition for her contribution to the history of naval architecture, engineering, and recreation.  Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park Service listed Weatherly on the National Register of Historic Places.  According to Sanderson, "The Ocean State has been a world-class yacht racing center for over a century, and Weatherly is an illustrious representative of this proud tradition."
If you want to read more about Weatherly's illustrious history, check out US Harbors write up.  

George Hill on right with partner Herb Marshall
George Hill, the current owner and skipper of Weatherly, also one of the partners in our company, certainly put a major effort into reviving Weatherly to her original specs and he continues to lovingly maintain her.  Throughout this winter, you can find George at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, RI working on all kinds of projects on Weatherly, getting her ready for the upcoming charter season. 
One more note on the November issue of Classic Boat - the Fife schooner Adventuress, featured as an "American Beauty", was often seen sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay with a young captain at the wheel, Walter Cavanagh.  When she moved on to new waters, we were fortunate enough to bring Walter on as crew aboard Weatherly and now for the last two seasons he's been the captain of Nefertiti for us.
Captain Walter Cavanagh at the helm of Nefertiti

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