Designer’s Pride: A Modern Classic is Rolled Over

At the Stephens Waring Yacht Design office in Belfast, we’re waiting eagerly for the completion of a modern classic runabout, and she just reached a major milestone. Under construction at Tumblehome Boatshop in upstate New York, this 24’ speedster just assumed her natural position — rightside up.

Our design blends the historic style of a classic varnished mahogany runabout with modern hull form, construction, and power plant. These photos of the roll-over process highlight both the exceptional craftsmanship of the bright mahogany planking, and the shapely beauty of the powerful vee-bottomed hull. Cold-molded wood composite construction ensures a stiff, light, durable — and beautiful — boat.

While our bread-and-butter work is in the genre of Spirit of Tradition sailboats, it’s a wonderful change of pace to design a powerboat with the same connection to the past and attention to today’s art and technology. And, who doesn’t like to go sixty on the water every now and then?