Wild Card

The Chesapeake Bay is still, to this day, peppered with deadrise workboats, traditionally used by watermen for crabbing, oystering or clamming. The traditional deadrise design is wooden-hulled with a sharp bow that softens into a flat V-shape, although some are modified to feature a flat bottom. The vessels are true workhorses — they move fairly […]

Craftsmen

Custom boat builders are becoming increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite the trade significantly falling off throughout the years, Steve Zimmerman followed his passion for boat building and built a successful, growing business along the way.   After a bold move of deferring his acceptance to UVA’s law school, Steve headed north in search […]