Vagabond Water

Huckins featured in January Issue of Yachting

Pick up this month’s issue of Yachting and you’ll find a lovely profile on the Vagabond repower. This boat was featured in the 1910 issue of Yachting.  See the full article below.


Huckins Repowers an Antique Consolidated Launch

Huckins was recently tasked with repowering Vagabond, a 1910 Consolidated Launch. Similar to Commuters, Launches were originally built for wealthy businessmen who lived on Long Island and commuted to Manhattan. They were often referred to as “limousines of the sea,” designed to meet the needs of privileged Americans who needed transportation from their homes along the rivers and coasts to their offices in the city. These boats were also used to go to the theatre in the evenings, enjoy afternoon cruises or attend yachting regattas. Some of the most elite socialites of the time, including the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Fords and...Read More


Huckins Service Special: 10-pt. Inspection

Whether from far away or around the corner, Huckins is here to serve you. Bring your boat to our yard and save $100 on our latest service special: a 10-pt. inspection all for one low price of $150 (normally $250).


Yankee Nomad Receives New Paint Job

A new paint job can really bring a boat back to life, and that is exactly what the Huckins service department did to this 65’ Defever, the Yankee Nomad. The Huckins team worked to completely remove all of the boat’s hardware and repair areas damaged by rotten wood. After repairing the rotting wood, the boat received a full paint job, “making it look like a brand-new boat,” remarked PJ Rogers, the Huckins Paint Foreman. Rogers has been with Huckins for over 16 years and says, “coming to work is more like a hobby for me. It gives me self-gratification, not...Read More