Sample Articles From WoodenBoat Magazine

  • Text by Randall Peffer
    Photographs by Steve Jost

    The year was 2005 and Tretter, his father, Bud, and a crew had taken their restored 85′ Army Air Forces crash boat P–520 from their home in Long Beach, California, to Puget Sound to lead a parade of tall ships.
  • by Juan E. Corradi

    They embarked upon a search for “a boat beautiful and old-fashioned, a boat in which we could have peace and freedom away from gadgets and easy comforts, relying mostly on the old arts of seamanship.”
  • by Nigel Sharp

    Mullet boats developed beyond their fish-boat roots, providing almost a century’s worth of high performance and thrills to a long line of sailors in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • by Nigel Sharp

    On the outside, the 20′ runabout ZELECTRA harks back to 1940s-vintage Chris-Craft Barrelbacks. Under the hood, she’s on the cutting edge of propulsion technology.
  • Text by Randall Peffer
    Photographs by Steve Jost

    The crew on ROUTE 66 hikes hard during the final charge to the finish line of the first 2019 Sun Series Race.
  • by Art Paine

    The former sardine carrier GRAYLING steams along Eggemoggin Reach, Maine, soon after her restoration in 1997. Benjamin River Marine accomplished the vessel’s conversion to a yacht under the guidance of the yard’s then co-proprietor, Doug Hylan.
  • 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.