Classic Boat

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

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,
July 11, 2022
Built to the E Class powerboat racing rules in 1928, Mis Leading Lady is a 26-foot restored Ventnor raceboa
June 17, 2022
“Chesapeake Bay-Built Boats” is this year’s theme for the 34th Annual Antique and
June 9, 2022
Gearheads of all ages descended on the Kent Island Yacht Club June 4-5 for the third-annual Chesapeake Bay Motoring Festival showcasing
June 6, 2022
This Lake 'n Sea boat is a classic for several reasons, one of which, is that there were only a few limited production runs back in the day.
April 29, 2022
Here’s a runabout whose popularity lives on.
March 22, 2022
What kind of boat does Stanley Boardman, the chief judge of the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, use in and around the Bay?
February 23, 2022
This 1937 Chris-Craft wooden cabin cruiser has been cared for by only three families in her 85 years
February 2, 2022
Imagine going 70 mph in a 19’ 9” long by 6’ 5” wide vintage 50s speedboat!
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