MechanicalForeman

Huckins is Hiring: ABYC-Certified Mechanic

Company Background: Huckins Yacht Corporation is a prestigious custom yacht builder and service yard with a rich 82-year history Job Purpose: Work with our team of mechanical and electrical technicians to complete jobs on time and on budget, while utilizing DockMaster® computer software to track jobs. Some of the duties include: - Handle repowers - Shaft Alignments - Repair all mechanical system according to ABYC standards If you’re interested, please contact us at info@huckinsyacht.com with “Mechanical Foreman” in the subject line.

LilMonster

LI’L MONSTER SKI BOAT STILL HAS PLENTY OF PULL

In the late 1950s and 60s, when mahogany runabouts like Chris-Craft and Century were popular, I was mesmerized. I just knew I had to have one. So, in 1960, my father downsized plans for a deluxe utility runabout and built me a beautiful 16-foot ski boat with a mahogany deck. At the time, I was skiing competitively and that custom-built boat gave me plenty of power for ski practice. I owned the boat until 1972, when my husband Buddy and I decided to sell it and purchase a no-maintenance fiberglass model. We sold the ski boat to Robert Newman and...Read More

New Construction

New Construction: Huckins Yacht 45’ Sportfisherman

Huckins Yacht Corporation is proud to announce that we recently inked a deal to build a new 45’ Sportfisherman. Decades of industry experience allow us to create a boat packed with features rivaling the largest Sportfishermen — big-boat amenities in a smaller package, with unsurpassed open-water performance, comfort, spaciousness and style. This being a Huckins, a variety of custom requests will be incorporated. The two-stateroom, two-head boat with an expansive deckhouse and climate-controlled bridge offers the ultimate in relaxation. Twin Cummins 425 hp inboards will power this 45-footer to the fishing grounds at 30+ knots, and joystick maneuverability will pay...Read More

Five Stars Journey

“Five Stars” gets a new owner and heads north

Our 2001 44′ Atlantic recently obtained a new owner, Mike Doble. Purchased here in Jacksonville, Mike and his crew have taken the new purchase north where she’ll now reside in Lake Huron in East Tawas, Michigan. Mike was originally in the US Navy where he developed a love for the water. Mike and his crew have maintained a blog over the last few weeks of their journey from Jacksonville to Michigan. “I am very fortunate to be taking this journey.  Even more so to have close friends and family join me in making this memorable trip.” We’re happy to announce that...Read More

BFB Sold

“BFB” gets a new owner and a rave review.

Huckins recently sold the 58′ Huckins Offshore 1973, “BFB”. We received a lovely message from the new owner, William Guy. “I have driven quite a few boats in my time and I must say, nothing compares to a Huckins. Especially ours! It handles like a Corvette and catches as many looks as well. The throttle response, steering, and ride are special. I had no desire to give up the wheel even after 5 hours.”

Huckins Fairform Flyer

Fairform Flyer Winter Edition

The Winter 2012 issue of the Fairform Flyer, Huckins Yacht’s e-newsletter, is hot off the press. Download the newsletter to the right to read all the latest happenings at the Huckins Yacht boatyard.

safe-harbor

Huckins Partners with Safe Harbor Maritime Academy

A group of teenage boys are taking pointers as the Huckins team works on stripping and varnishing the Amazing Grace’s toe rail. The 115-foot yacht, Amazing Grace, was privately donated several years ago to Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, an organization that provides a nurturing learning environment to help teenage boys find balance and harmony in their lives. Founded in Jacksonville, FL in 1984, Safe Harbor Maritime Academy serves as an educational facility for boys age 14-17 and provides a safe, stable, structured, alternative home environment with hands-on seamanship training. Huckins was honored to work on the Amazing Grace and continues...Read More

ShowBoats International Magazine Features Huckins

Huckins Yacht Corp. was featured in the July/ August 2012 issue of ShowBoats International Magazine for their dedication to classic yachts, and Senior Editor, Risa Merl, tells you how these timeless boats will never go out of style in her article: “A Passion For The Classics”. The article features elegant classic boats like Huckins that have set precedence for the modern masterpieces being built today. Once you own a classic, there is no going back. “There is an accomplishment to it,” Merl stated. Huckins Yacht Corp. also received recognition in the “Tender & Toys” article, written by Executive Editor, Louisa...Read More

mystic-seaport

Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

Magnificent antique boats will sail into Mystic Seaport, a picturesque New England town. This is a place where Hollywood producers, documentarians, photographers and more have captured the quaint town’s magic.  It’s a place where a working shipyard, historic tall ships and buildings, plus a waterfront village fill the landscape, and it begs boaters to stop and admire the scenery. This summer, along the Mystic River, Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and The Sea is hosting it’s 37th annual Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous on July 28-29, 2012.  This two-day event will host a variety of activities, attract...Read More

Huckins Yacht Tender 36

Huckins 36′ Custom Mega Yacht Tender

We have released the design of a 36’ mega yacht tender. Huckins Yacht Corporation prides itself as one of today’s only true custom yacht builders, and we offer yachtsman a classic-retro-styled yacht, with modern amenities, plus the trademarked Huckins Quadraconic hull. Huckins time tested Quadraconic hull captures superior sea going qualities and ensures effortless transistion to on plane, a proper running angle at cruise speed, along with an inherent miserly need for fuel. This tender may use a variety of propulsion systems including jet drive, pod drive, conventional shaft, or even the latest hybrid technology, all of which easily reach...Read More