Alec Brainerd of Artisan Boatworks talks about Uncas, the Nathanael Herreshoff-designed Buzzards Bay 18 - the first BB18 to have been built in over a hundred years, and the only one of this design in existence.
Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine builds some of the most beautiful small wooden boats in the world. This past autumn, we shot the Uncas launch at Rockport Marine, and I subsequently headed out from Camden Harbor into Penobscot Bay to capture video of her first sail. Alec and Erin Brainerd of Artisan Boatworks are at the tiller.
This boat is a sweet daysailer and a true heirloom crafted by some of the best talents in the wooden boat world. Uncas' sails are by Nathaniel S. Wilson, Sailmaker, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
My passion for photographing wooden boats jumps yet another level when a boatyard like Artisan continues to provide such great works of art.