As you know from my past reports, I’m a huge fan of Mattapoisett Boat Yard. I did a lengthy report in 2017 and I have them listed at my #1 partner. It turns out that 2017 was a big year for my favorite boatyard. Art McLean passed the reins to Dave Kaiser. Ned Kaiser fully matured as the yard boss while getting married. On top … Continue reading Look What’s New at The Mattapoisett Boatyard!
A little bird (Joyce Richards) just shared some exciting news from Back Cove. Much like Hinckley and MJM, Back Cove will be introducing an Outboard version of their Downeast Designs this summer and at a much more affordable price. This is big news in that Back Cove has never offered anything other than single diesel configurations. My guess is that this design will be as … Continue reading Exciting New Back Cove 34O Coming Soon!
One of the reason’s I started My Buzzards Bay was provided fellow boaters along the New England coast with the kind of information I was always struggling to find before I headed out. About a month ago, Rhonda from Boston Yacht Sales turned me on to US Harbors, which is a very useful website that is a great place to start your research on a … Continue reading Start Your Trip with a visit to US Harbors
A few weeks ago Mrs, Horne commented that Vigilant is kind of like a Tiny House. I think she’s right. Even though she’s 46′ long, 14′ wide and weighs just under 15 tons, space is a premium. If you ever watch any of the Tiny House TV shows (and there are many), you see people getting very creative finding ways to store their stuff in … Continue reading Jim Barrett Cabinet Maker
Click here for my April 2018 UPDATE Mattapoisett Boatyard Dave and Ned Kaiser I was 13 the first time I set foot on MBY. I was with my father Clyde and he was about to buy a Thunderbird from Russo Marine. He was pumping Ned’s grandfather Art McLean for a better price. Unlike today, when MBY is pretty much all storage, back then they were doing … Continue reading Mattapoisett Boat Yard (508-758-4791 – Ch. 68)
Back Cove Yachts Lindsey Braun, Guy Seiders, Jason Constatine, and Bentley Collins I dreamt of owning a nice boat ever since I was 6 years old. At ten I started cutting lawns to pay for a subscription to Yachting Magazine. That said, I never actually thought that one day I’d be so blessed as to own a boat like Vigilant – our Back Cove 41. As … Continue reading Back Cove Yachts
Boston Yacht Sales Joyce Richards and Mike Myers I think I first encountered BYS in 2008 when I was shopping for The Mean Kitty. I had exchanged a few emails with some guy I met at a boat show, but I he eventually lost interest in me smelling a dreaded “tire kicker.” I met Joyce Richards at BYS’s Boat Show at Kingman Marine in May … Continue reading Boston Yacht Sales