Boats of the Year Spotlight #2

BUILDING ON A PREVIOUS SUCCESS is often the route to the next satisfied customer or great idea, as these companies demonstrate. Billings Diesel & Marine Service recently had the opportunity to restore a classic launch for a satisfied customer whose runabout had also been updated at the yard. At Black Horse Yachts, the established downeast-style Black Horse 33 was reintroduced as a newly engineered production vessel with customizable interior layouts. For Chase, Leavitt & Co., creating success is about offering customers the knowledge about marine safety equipment that comes with five generations of ownership. Read more in this second installment of select profiles from Boats of the Year 2018.

BILLINGS DIESEL & MARINE SERVICE had the honor of restoring a 1980s lapstrake launch in 2017 for a long-time customer from New Hampshire. Read More »

THE BLACK HORSE 33 was designed by noted naval architect Geoffrey Dickes in the Maine tradition featuring charming downeast lines, moderate beam, and the proven benefits of a full keel and protected running gear. Read More »

CHASE, LEAVITT & CO. was established in 1854, after one of its founders, Captain William Leavitt, returned from a six-month trip from Portland, Maine, around Cape Horn to San Francisco. Read More »

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