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Castagnola Heritage Yacht

Here’s the perfect blend of old and new in boat design. Gabriele Maestri’s new Castagnola Heritage 9.9 merges modern materials with traditional construction. A deep V wooden hull is the heart and soul of this beauty. They use a patented treatment called Wood in Tech Skin (WTS) that combines solid mahogany planks encapsulated with epoxy-infused carbon fiber which is lower maintenance and quieter than traditional woodys. The boat’s luxurious interior features lounging pads along with a single cabin with bath and galley. This 35 foot beauty is the ideal day cruiser or tender and hits 39 knots at top speed.

Castagnola Heritage Yacht

Maestri’s concept is actually an ultramodern rendition of the wooden vessels his grandfather, Giovanni Castagnola, built after he started the Castagnola Yacht shipyard in 1974. We love the timeless, elegant designs of yesterday but desire the latest in technology advancements. The Heritage 9.9 came from a general concept by Nauta Design, with Studio Names providing the naval architecture. The boat’s frames are made of strong, lightweight ash with an epoxy saturation. Maestri chose to keep the wood from the hull visible on the interior to feature its beauty. The yacht is customizable and comes in open or hardtop versions.

You can get one on order starting at $590K.

Wooden Boats WB40' Classic

Wooden Boats WB40′ Classic

Here’s an elegant modern day wooden classic. This 40′ cruiser was created and handcrafted by the Italian boutique boat builder, Wooden Boats. While wood is not a material one typically associates with modern luxury yachts, the shipyard has combined it with advanced carbon composites to create an unique blend between progressive marine tech and everlasting nature.

Wooden Boats WB40' Classic

The WB40′ Classic features a hull and deck made of mahogany plywood and carbon fiber, which are glued together using an epoxy-vacuum method. This technique makes her stronger, lighter and faster than traditional wooden boats, while still presenting that classic look of elegance.

There are three separate sun decks, including one atop the deckhouse, plus a spacious double bed and a bathroom with a shower. Up to 14 guests can fit aboard, and there’s even a kitchenette where you can whip up snacks and cocktails. She’s powered by twin 420-hp Yanmar engines controlled by joystick controls with a top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of about 36 knots.

Wooden Boats Founder & naval engineer Marco Arnaboldi is no newbie to the scene. He has grown up in yacht building alongside his father at AB Yachts. The builder also collaborated with leading Italian brands such as Benetti, Sanlorenzo, Pershing and Baglietto.

1934 Hutchinson

1934 Hutchinson

We found a gorgeous John Hacker designed 28′ triple cockpit Hutchison. This 1934 gentleman’s runabout features a beautiful mahogany finish with Ash inserts. And we just love that fine blue interior. “Saving Grace” has been professionally restored and fitted with a no-soak bottom.

1934 Hutchinson

The American Marine Surveyors found no safety deficiencies and provided her with an “above average condition” rating with a replacement value of $125K in 2013. This past spring she was inspected and serviced and water tested and all systems were fully functional.

1934 Hutchinson

She’s resides in St. Louis and is listed for $89,900.

Riva Super Florida

A 1963 Riva Florida

We found this sweet Italian Riva classic – Number 730 Super Florida in Germany. She was built in 1963 and her bottom was completely restored 2 years ago. When not in use, the owner keeps her dry docked so she’s been well preserved and cared for.

This 5.94 Meter runabout is equipped with a 185 PS/ 137 kW/ 183 BHP Chris Craft engine for nice get up and go.

She’s listed at 84,900 Euro.

StanCraft Twin Arrow

2011 StanCraft Twin Arrow

Power and performance meets luxury with this 100% hand-crafted made in America Stancraft woody. This 30′ Twin Arrow seats six in the cockpit and features incredible custom wood work made of African mahogany. She’s powered by twin Illmor V10’s producing 625hp each coupled with Imco SCX high performance drives.

She’s listed at $399K. Included with purchase is custom tandem axle trailer, moorage covers, cockpit heater, stereo and more.

Stancraft Twin Arrow

The StanCraft Wooden Boat Co. was founded in 1933 by W.H. “Billy” Young and his son Stanley C. Young on Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Mont., where Stan produced some of boating’s most noteworthy designs. One model was the 22-foot Torpedo, which Stan partly designed in Seattle during World War II, while he was working for Shane Co. boatbuilders.

In 2008, the third generation—Amy Bloem—took over, with her husband, Robb. In northern Idaho they continue to build 14′ to 50′, 100 percent handmade African mahogany boats. Model lines include the Rivelle Series, but they also produce custom made to order. Most of their boats take nine months to build. All models, whether part of a series or custom, allow you to choose colors and finish, with the exception of the stock boats that have already been produced. Boats can seat four to 24 people, and some models reach top speeds of more than 60 mph.

1940 Chris-Craft Deluxe Resorter

1940 Chris-Craft Deluxe Runabout

We found Black Box, a 1940 Deluxe Runabout fully restored by Freedom Restoration in Minnesota. She’s one of only 31 built. Virtually every stick of wood is new, powered by her original Chris-Craft six cylinder model MS engine, green leather upholstery with horsehair seat backs and kapok cushions sporting original-style Chris-Craft labels.

She’s been brought up to modern safety levels and has reliability upgrades which include fully fused 12 volt electrical system wired with vinyl-insulated cloth covered wire and fuel system meeting current ABYC standards.

You can own this beauty for $225K. The asking price includes an accompanying Sunbrella waterline mooring cover and new Loadmaster tandem axle trailer custom fitted to the boat. 


Gar Wood

1946 Gar Wood 23′ Sedan

End of the Line is an award winning Gar Wood.   Her classic lines and finish are gorgeous, but we were especially drawn to her grey hard top.  Her restoration was completed in 2010 and went on to win awards all over North America including a first place at the prestigeous Lake Tahoe Concours in the Marquee class,  ACBS International show in Petoskey, the Co-Chairman’s award at the Keels & Wheels show in Texas and the People’s Choice award at the Okanagan Antique & Classic Boat Society show in Sicamous B.C. Canada.

She’s 1 of just 8 built, with only two known to still be in existence.  She has her original Chrysler Marine Royal Straight 8 engine with 143 hp.

She’s listed for $109K by here.

 

Gar Wood

 

 

Gar Wood

 

 

26 foot Gar Wood For Sale

All Wound Up – A Custom Gar Wood

We found this gorgeous 2016 custom 27′ Gar Wood Speedster for sale in Brant Lake, NY.  She’s equipped with a 700 HP custom V8 Marine engine.  Options include bow thruster, cockpit covers, drivers seat lifts, forward cockpit leather side panels.  All Wound Up is immaculate and has been stored inside a garage.

 

She’s listed for $190,000 by Gar Wood Custom Boats.

 

26 foot Gar Wood For Sale

 

26 foot Gar Wood For Sale

 

 

 

1958 Shepherd

A 1958 Shepherd

We found this beautifully restored 1958 Shepherd 22′ Runabout up for auction.  She’s a classic V-Drive woody with a Chrysler 331 Imperial Hemi V8.  This Shepherd has a true wood bottom and has been lovingly restored with new wiring, new interior, zero rot, refurbished gauges, perfect windshield, hardware, and dual spotlights. 
You can learn more and bid here.

Big Mouth Charle

We found this breathtaking custom beauty in Michigan.

Her hull shape is that of a 1920’s era John Hacker design, but modified and modernized to deliver power and performance too.  The planking was milled on-site from a single piece of Honduras Mahogany, a wood known for its beauty and strength.  The color-matched planking and decking provide a rich background for the custom fabricated and polished stainless steel hardware.  But the clincher for us was the gorgeous green premium leather sport seating.

 

The custom painted chrome-accented engine only has 39 hours provides 502 cubic inches of sheer power for this 26′ bullet.

 

 

Sadly, the owner recently passed and the boat for sale.  She’s listed for $190K at Vandam Boats.