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BOAT BUILDERS ON ICE

Sailing to the frozen north is a big trend these days. Meet two British boatbuilders who sail their self-built wooden boats to the ice every year

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Classic Boat
January 2020

AFFORDABLE CLASSIC Pioneer 9

AFFORDABLE CLASSIC Pioneer 9

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January 2020

All grown up now

Back in 2011, Robbie Fabre became the youngest recipient of our Restoration of the Year Award. We catch up on the missing years

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January 2020

100 YEARS OF THE S-CLASS

A century on and more than half of the original boats are still racing and sailing – we take a closer look at Herreshoff’s enduring design

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Classic Boat
January 2020

Replicas The Next Big Thing

THING In the first of two articles, John Lammerts van Bueren traces the start of the second great chapter of the classic yacht revival... the big class yachts and schooners

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Classic Boat
December 2019

Back From The Dead

One of history’s most radically advanced yachts, saved to race again

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Classic Boat
December 2019

Alfa Romeo's Cross Waves

For nearly a century, Alfa Romeo engines have worked wonders not only on road and track, but also on the water, adding to the racing success of some of the most legendary models of the Milanese house

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Classic Boat
December 2019

Trading Places

A charter party hired sailing barge Cambria to experience fi rst hand what crews faced in the days of sail. Former mates Phil ‘Ginger’ Latham and Dick Durham joined them aboard Britain’s last sailing merchant ship

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December 2019

Return Of The Phinisi

All but consigned to history, the growth of tourism in Indonesia has driven a delightful resurgence in this graceful schooner

8 mins read
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November 2019

Winner In The Trad Class

Polly was first in the Traditional New Build class and overall winner of the Classic Boat Awards of 2018. Tom Cunliffe goes aboard to see how she made the cut

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November 2019

Jenetta Racing Again

The longest yacht ever built to the fabled 12-M class has been rebuilt from a wreck

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Classic Boat
November 2019

Lady Judy Mcalpine- Saving The Trad

The Henley Trad was a well-loved institution in great trouble, when an unlikely saviour stepped in

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November 2019

Hot Rod Lobster Boat

With their seductive sobriety and brilliant performance, original lobster boats like Flying Eagle continue to attract saviours

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November 2019

Strange Appeal

Any yacht from the artist Albert Strange is special. Charmina, once owned by Keble Chatterton and now restored, is no exception

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August 2017

Standing The Test Of Time

Traditional construction is easier and more satisfying, I say

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August 2017

How Many Roads?

As founder of Fairlie Restorations, Duncan Walker has been behind more big-yacht restorations than anyone else. We ask him to reflect on the past 30 years

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August 2017

The Question Of Authenticity

How far to go in the quest for a boat ‘as she was’? Modern know-how and seamanlike fit-out must be balanced with many other considerations.

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August 2017

Norfolk Classic Revived

GRP manufacturer Broom has begun restoring wooden boats from its past. Jenny Wren was the first to get the treatment

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August 2017

Taking His Final Sail

Jan Hein witnesses a moving salute to a fellow sailor.

3 mins read
Classic Boat
August 2017

Olof Hildebrand, Classic Swedish Yachts

Yes, I think so. In the 1970s I worked as a lawyer and sailing was my hobby.

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December 2017

She's A Terror

A Paul Gartside design built by a financial insurance manager turned boatbuilder

7 mins read
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December 2017

Do You Deserve Her?

Hard-standing and wooden boats don’t go together

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December 2017

Tom Cunliffe Soul Starter

Another bump and the whole ship shuddered. It was now or never....

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December 2017

A Poignant Wrack Protected

A century on, Dick Durham visits a German U-boat wreck in Kentish marshland

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December 2017

Greek Charm

We join a Fred Shepherd ketch for glorious racing off the island of Spetses in a growing classic regatta.

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March 2017

Metre Man

He has an 8-Metre coachroof as a bookcase in his living room. We meet the man behind many Metre boat restorations.

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March 2017

Consigned to the waves

Plastic boats? They’re so good, they’re bad. But what of us?

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Classic Boat
March 2017

The Dunkirk Spirit

Inspired by tales of the boat that rescued his grandfather from Dunkirk, a Kent businessman decided to fulfill his boyhood dream and to buy something just the same

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October 2017

Drunk On the Job!

The timber was just gliding through, chips flying...

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October 2017

Bosun's Bag

Practical Tips For The Traditional Boater

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Classic Boat
October 2017