As one of the last family owned yacht builders in the US, I, like my father and grandfather before me, have dedicated my life to Huckins Yacht Company, founded in 1928.
This online journal was created as a place for me to share my dedication with you and many other passionate mariners. Today I'm setting out on a journey to visit each and every Huckins yacht that exists today. With a total of 457 Huckins hulls launched I'm hoping to find that at least half are alive and still enjoying the seas. Quite the task you may think, but one that I am eager to embark on.
You may ask why on earth would I want to do this? It's simple. These boats and this company are very dear to me and my family legacy, a legacy that I hope to keep alive. As the Huckins' third generation owner I'd like to impart my knowledge and offer owners insight as to how they should maintain and keep these one-of-a-kind works of art alive and well for many years to come.
A number of Huckins yachts that were launched back in the 1940's, 50's and 60's have been passed down by as many as nine different owners losing their luster and lore. The history and legacy can be lost and forgotten as they trickle through the hands of time. My mission is to re-establish the history, legacy, and lore that have made Huckins a true American tradition. Follow me on my journey as I travel the country in search of Huckins yachts, built by me, my father and/or my grandfather. The stories will inspire, amaze, and showcase a slice of Americana that's long slipped from the horizon.
One at a time. One of a kind.