Sample Articles From WoodenBoat Magazine

  • by Randall Peffer

    ROSE OF SHARON designed by W. Starling Burgess is the last original Burgess–designed schooner still sailing.
  • by Nic Compton

    The 36′ cutter LIVELY LADY was designed by Fred Shepherd and built in Calcutta, India, where she was launched in 1948.
  • Text and photographs by Milo Stanley

    Milo Stanley purchased PROMISE, a 36′ Al Mason–designed sloop and refit her in 2019, then set out on a voyage to the West Indies and later Europe via the Azores.
  • by Roger Robinson

    Most cruising sailors have heard of Vertue yachts. Though small in size—only about 25′ LOA—they have an outsized reputation as the most successful design to come from English yacht designer Jack Laurent Giles during his long career.
  • Text by Lawrence Schäffler
    Photographs by Benjamin Mendlowitz

    The 33′ power cruiser LAUGHING LADY was built by Luders Marine Construction in 1949. Her restoration was begun in San Diego and completed in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Text and photographs by Tom Polacheck

    The island of Madagascar, the fourth-largest in the world, is renowned for its wildlife, minerals, and exotic plants. Lesser known, however, is the fact that Madagascar also still has a rare and extensive fleet of traditional working sailing craft.
  • Text by Arista Holden
    Photographs by Kevin O’Farrell

    The ketch ILEN sails into the harbor at Baltimore, Ireland, in the summer of 2019. Her reconstruction was recently completed in Ireland.
  • by Nigel Sharp

    Boats of the Sunbeam one-design class, designed by Alfred Westmacott on the Isle of Wight in the early 1920s, have been racing since 1923. The unusual sail configuration allows the tack of the jib to be poled out for downwind efficiency.
  • Text and photographs by Brad Dimock

    Today, Milford Buchanan carries on what his ancestors by the mid-1800s found to be one line of work that always proved dependable: boatbuilding.
  • by Anne Bryant

    Owner Joe Murray brought WIDGEON back from the brink after purchasing her in 1980. The 48′6″ Dawn power cruiser has been a challenging but very rewarding part of his life.