Sample Articles From WoodenBoat Magazine

  • Text and photographs by Greg Smith

    At the EVLI Hangon Regatta in Hanko, Finland, the crew of the Hai-class sloop SIOEN displays precision teamwork at the windward mark.
  • by Jonathan Gornall

    Right from the beginning I suspected that if any part of the process of building this boat was going to tip me over the edge, it would be the planking, and there’s no doubt that up until now each strake has been a complete swine, extracting blood, sweat, and...
  • by Bruce Stannard

    In 2018, the 40′ LADY FREE became the first Norwegian vessel to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the North and South American continents.
  • Text and photographs by Nic Compton

    The 24′ Ed Burnett–designed cutter PANACEA doing exactly what her designer intended: going “for a sail around the bay” off St. Mawes, Cornwall, England.
  • by Nic Compton

    GLEANER, seen here sailing with a reduced rig off Falmouth, is capable of setting up to 3,000 sq ft of sail, but the sails can be swapped around to suit conditions and crew.
  • by David D. Platt

    VALORA trucks along in Vineyard Sound in the fresh breeze of an early September day in 2017. Note that there is no trough amidships between the bow and stern waves—a sure sign of an easily driven hull.
  • by Melissa Wood

    The newly launched power cruiser TARI-ANN was designed and built in Nova Scotia for a Bahamas-based owner and is inspired by a vintage workboat type from Chesapeake Bay.
  • Text by Randall Peffer
    Photographs by Steve Jost

    The 67′3″ Sparkman & Stephens–designed yawl CHUBASCO was launched in 1939 by Wilmington Boat Works in Los Angeles, and she has been a paragon of Southern California yachting ever since. She was recently relaunched after an exhaustive restoration by Wayne Ettel and his crew.
  • by Greg Hatten

    The Middle Fork, one of the first rivers protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, is one of the steepest descents I had ever rowed. My arms ached and my legs cramped as we threaded our drift boats through Hell’s Half Mile, Velvet Falls, Murph’s Hole, and a dozen other rapids that had no names.
  • Text by Mark Haley
    Photographs by Nancy Bourne Haley

    SYMRA needed new paint on the cabin sides. That project serves as an example of how I prepare her for painting, and what can be done without tape.