A Huckins Yacht will be docked at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina Friday through Sunday for the Concours d'Elegance.
You can witness Huckins’ unprecedented style, craftsmanship, and sophistication of the Linwood during the Concours d’ Elegance. The yacht will be docked at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina Friday through Sunday.Huckins Yacht Corporation was formed in February of 1928 by Frank Pembroke Huckins. The 82-year-old company is located on the Ortega River in Jacksonville, Florida and is the oldest, continuously, family-owned boat builder in the United States. The company is currently owned and run by the third generation owners Cindy Purcell – one of the only female owners in the industry. Over the past 82 years Huckins has built a total of 457 yachts. All yachts are built one-at-a-time ranging from 40 to 90 feet, making each one a custom work of art.
Despite the lack of recognition awarded, In 1943, Huckins won the design contract to build two squadrons of PT boats for WWII. During this time period, Frank Pembroke Huckins designed and developed the famous Quadraconic hull, which is still recognized as one of the most efficient planing hulls on the water today. The company’s ability to use this classic design, while incorporating the the latest state-of-the-art materials, is impressive. For example, in 2007, Huckins developed their first Jet Drive boat. This 56 foot Linwood was built on Huckins classic Quadraconic hull. Combining the classic elegance of the 1950s and 60s with modern amenities, the Linwood reaches 34 knots; an incredible performance for a boat of its size. This model was so popular, two more Jet Drive boats were created.To date, Huckins is working on a new Sportfisherman 44. It combines retro stylings with speed and fuel efficiency. A stealth inspired yacht, the Huckins classic retro combines style with speed and fuel efficiency.
The energetic Sportfisherman 44 utilizes the company’s legendary Quadraconic hull – most noted for its ability to deliver a smooth, dry ride in rough seas – reaching speeds of 30-plus knots; while delivering reduced fuel costs. Huckins understands that fuel efficiency is paramount and will remain in vogue as rising fuel costs continue to be an economic reality. The new Sportfisherman 44, a classic in the making, is available in lengths from 44 to 90 ft., and is completely customizable.
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Huckins lives by its mission – “One at a time. One of a kind.” – and uses this philosophy to guide the design and construction of its custom motor yachts.