Author Archives: Kurt

Swift Skiff SUP

This turned out to be one of the most satisfying little projects!  With a contract to design a couple of touring and fishing stand-up paddle boards for a customer in Florida, Mother’s Day right around the corner, and my wife … Continue reading

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Island Trail 22 – Sea Trials

I had the great pleasure to join George Blackford, the builder of the Island Trail 22, for a couple of days of sea trials.  The weather was perfect (albeit warm for this Northerner) for the start of trials: sunny skies, … Continue reading

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18′ Fly Fisher

Another busy Winter is shaping up at CYD.  Among three other designs, we are currently working on a 18′ Fly Fisher for a client in Canada.  With a great deal of experience, this fisherman really knows what he wants to … Continue reading

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Estivo 16 – Under Construction

Construction is well underway on the Estivo 16 Sport, the first model in the Estivo Runabouts line.        

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Island Trail Construction Update

George Blackford is nearing completion on his Island Trail 22 build.  This post of pictures shows the detail that is part of the paint process, the construction of the carbon fiber sprits, and installation of some hardware.    Companionway rails, … Continue reading

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A 28′ Weekend Racer And A 16′ Runabout

Here are a couple new concepts that we are working on this Winter: 28′ Weekend Racer At first glance, the design brief for the 28′ Weekend Racer is pretty straightforward; a lightweight, high performance sailboat that is to be used … Continue reading

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Island Trail Construction Update

A long overdue update of George’s Island Trail 22 construction.  The cockpit has been installed and primed, the cabin and deck built on a CYD supplied jig, and the interior is taking shape.  George reports that he is finishing out … Continue reading

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Fish Stories

Some stories you just can’t make up!  We just got this report from Jason Corsini of Quiet Waters Boatworks:

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Hill 16 At The Maryland Boatbuilders Show

If you are looking for something to do on the Eastern Shore of Maryland this weekend, check out the Maryland Boatbuilders and Dealer Expo in Cambridge.  Quiet Waters Boatworks will be displaying their beautiful example of our Hill 16 design. … Continue reading

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The Hill 16 – First Sea Trials

Probably the most anticipated (and anxious) moment for any boatbuilder or designer during the construction process is the first launch.  Does she sit on her lines?  Does she look good in her natural environment?  These are only a couple of … Continue reading

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