Wooden Boatworks of Greenport, NY, has launched an extraordinary web site.
With photographs from Peter Braune and Benjamin Mendelowitz and video by Tom Garber, the site is a poetic visual feast for anyone who knows and loves classic wooden boats.
Donn Costanzo and Bruce Wahl of Wooden Boatworks specialize in re-creating, restoring and maintaining racing yachts by the greatest designers of the past 100-plus years. The site includes photos of work in progress and finished boats in action.
Clio, design by William Fife, III. Photo: Peter Braune
Utterly unique to the site are eleven mini-profiles of these designers from William Fife I, II & III, through Gil Smith and Nat Herreshoff, and on to John Alden, Olin Stephens and others of modern times – with more to come.
Links to the Wooden Boatworks site author Julie Clark Boak of Salmagundi Productions (my multi-talented wife), its designer Chris Boyd of Boyd Design Studio and web sites of others who helped create the site are at the bottom of this page.