Rockport Debuts Custom 26-Foot Powerboat
Immediately upon her debut at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, Connecticut, Rockport Marine's 26-foot cold-molded powerboat Rembrandt won her class at the Concours d'Elegance. Rembrandt is a New England-style center console yacht designed by the Rockport Marine design office. Judges at the annual WoodenBoat Show awarded her "Best Professionally Built Powerboat" for her exceptional craftsmanship in both her hull and interior.
Designed and built by Rockport Marine for a customer who will cruise New York-area waters, Rembrandt has a sweeping sheer and generous tumblehome that reflect the Maine traditions from which she was built. Her Vee hull and Volvo Duoprop outdrive provide a comfortable ride throughout a speed range that tops out at 28 knots. She has a composite center console that is raised with a push of a button to reveal the 200-hp diesel engine below. Her aluminum framed T-top and large round-fronted dodger provide protection from sun and spray.
"While very much a custom boat, Rembrandt 's design is easily adaptable to a variety of tastes and uses," said Taylor Allen, president of Rockport Marine. "Our yacht designers envisioned this boat from many perspectives during her design and have ideas for alternative arrangements and modifications, even as Rembrandt is just completing her sea trials. She's a beautiful boat with a lot of possibility."
Rembrandt was completed in June 2015 and was immediately trailered to the WoodenBoat Show for her debut. The following week her owner accepted delivery of the yacht in New York.