Boat Society To Hold Open House




Photo courtesy of Hugh Patrick Brown.

The East End Classic Boat Society will hold an open house at the Community Boat Shop in Amagansett on Saturday, December 6.

The society is a collective of those who build and restore vintage wooden boats.  The open house will include tours of the shop and restoration efforts on several different watercraft, the display of the society’s 2015 raffle boat and this year’s annual raffle drawing.

Ray Hartjen, the society’s president, said Joel White has designed the 12-foot, 10-inch Pooduck for sailing and rowing. When completed, the boat will be the ninth one the society will have built since its founding in 1998.

The raffle drawing will take place during a reception which will run from 3 until 5 p.m.

The recent restoration projects include a 1955 Dunphy, which was made using a cold-molded plywood technique popularized in the 1950s.

All are welcome to become members of EECBS, a registered non-profit. Membership is $35 a year for an individual and $45 a year for a family. The group meets year-round every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information visit