Each month, Chris “Seabuddy” Brown explores the history of a classic boat, on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.
January 26, 2021
Fog! We were cruising in Ray Maule’s 22-foot fiberglass Lyman when the fog came out of nowhere.
December 22, 2020
There I was in a pre-World War II Century ski boat. She was a 16-foot Century, a favorite brand for waterskiers.
November 24, 2020
A family with two teenagers enjoys three seasons’ worth of get-away Chesapeake Bay fun on this aluminum-built Marinette
September 2, 2020
In 1940 another Chris-Craft was born to Harvey’s Lake, PA.
July 27, 2020
This month's Classic Boat columni features "No Way," the second 20-foot Holiday that Chris-Craft built out of 10 boats made for the 1964 model year.
May 14, 2020
This past June, a nine-year itch was successfully scratched when this 24-foot Chris-Craft Sea Skiff found a home on Middle River on the Chesapeake Bay.
April 2, 2020
Although I’ve owned, ridden in, and/or tested hundreds of boats in my life, there’s occasionally been an intriguing one
February 4, 2020
A wooden Lyman is known for its ride. They feature a “clinker-built” hull planking that cuts through the chop, delivering a sublimely smooth ride.
January 2, 2020
Only produced in 1955, the Chris-Craft Cobra was rare. Chris-Craft made just 55 of the 21-foot Cobras and 51 of the 18-footers. Few have survived.
November 25, 2019
Uncle Charlie and I really wanted to use that 1928 speedster. Our idea was to mount the 40-hp Evinrude on her and race out onto Barnegat Bay.
November 7, 2019
She planes in an instant and turns on a dime. The responsiveness you experience via the steering wheel or the throttle inputs is a joy to any skipper, young or old.
September 3, 2019
Whenever I spot a lifeguard boat, it instantly takes me back to summertime in my youth at the Jersey Shore.
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