Quarterly Update

Dear Fellow Boaters,

This is my first quarterly newsletter, and it is very exciting for a number of reasons.

First, it is a pleasure to address our fans and customers. I look forward to future updates providing interesting information on what we are doing here at C.W. Hood Yachts (I’m sure my crew will keep me focused and on time each quarter!).

After much construction, our new website is out and we are happy to show as much great information and photos of our present lineup as well as interesting projects and conceptual designs. We hope you enjoy and we look forward to your comments.

With summer right around the corner, spring has had us quite busy with our 50 or so storage boats. Tasks include new canvas, electronics, engine rebuilds and new Awlgrip, full varnish, etc.  Our customers’ boats are our best advertising, and we are grateful for the opportunity to keep our boats in wonderful condition.

In addition to our seasonal work we have two Hood 32’s under construction.

Fresh from the drawing board is a new 26′ Runabout which is truly revolutionary.  Stay tuned for construction updates, photos and the interesting propulsion source, which will be revealed shortly.

Another project dear to my heart is the complete restoration of “Snowbird.” She is a 45′ yawl, that my uncle Ted Hood designed and built in 1971. As a boy I remember the various designs arriving in Marblehead right off the freighter from Holland, where they were beautifully constructed by the Frans Maas yard in Breskins.

The new owner of the vessel has some wonderful ideas, which we are happy to execute. We may even redesign the cockpit for better sail handling by the helmsman. I am sure my uncle would approve, as like him, I’m constantly thinking of how to make her better!

I could go on and on, but we have a new website to look at.

Thank you and fair winds,

Chris Hood