New Listings

Forbes Horton Yachts is pleased to offer a variety of Sail & Power Vessels new to the brokerage market. We may be dodging blizzards these days, but the sun filled weekends of summer are not far off!  Whether you have weekend jaunts to St. Michaels in mind or are aiming to win the next Bermuda race we are here to make it happen regardless of you...
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X-Yachts Xc-35 Named Boat of the Year!

As predicted, the Xc-35 from X-Yachts has won over the critics on both sides of the Atlantic and has been awarded the prestigious Sail Magazine award for the best monohull 31-40ft.  The Xc series has filled a niche in the market in that it is ideally suited for those who like sailing fast without leaving comfort at the dock.  The Xc series is best ...
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X-Yachts XC 35 Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

We had a great 2014 Annapolis Sailboat Show last week. We placed 3 new orders for  2015 X-Yachts and are excited to have an XC 35 right here at Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard. She is available for tours, test sails and purchase. Take a look at how she gently slices through the waters of the Chesapeake Bay on a test sail last week.[embed]https://www.youtub...
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Xc 35 Review

Read this review of X-Yachts XC 35 from Bob Perry of Sailing Magazine and then come visit us next week at the Annapolis Sailboat Show to review this vessel for yourself. The Annapolis Sailboat Show will take place October 9-13 at City Dock, Annapolis. See you there!

Annapolis to Bermuda Race Begins Friday!

 The 19th biennial Annapolis to Bermuda (A2B) Race leaves from the Eastport Yacht Club on Friday, June 6th.  Be sure to track the progress of the race here.The first Annapolis To Bermuda Race was established in 1979 with seven yachts that competed informally. The organizers determined there was sufficient interest for this type of race and it becam...
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The Blue Angels are Back!

The Blue Angels returned with an incredible show for the first time since 2010. It was great to see so many familiar faces (and even more familiar boats) out on the water today. Go Navy! © Jamie Horton Photography

Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart Such a controversial story. As someone who has sailed upon the open ocean and is now a parent of two young children, I find it especially interesting. The New York Times said it best on their front page headline, "Two Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting."  Click the title above to listen to the first interview from Eric and Char...
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2nd place at the Annual Boatyard Catch and Release Rockfish Fishing Tournament!

Congratulations to Philip Plack and Dr. Rosemary, his 1977 Morton & Hersloff, for placing 2nd in the Annual Boatyard Catch and Release Rockfish Fishing Tournament that took place last weekend! Vic Gue, an angler on the boat, brought home the silver with a 43 1/2" Rockfish. We acquired this unique little listing in February from CRAB- Chesapeake...
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Bermuda

I’ve been thinking of Bermuda a lot these past few days. One of our brokers, Justin Olewack, just completed his Safety at Sea Seminar for the upcoming Newport to Bermuda race in June, and I am planning a celebratory trip to Bermuda as well. All this talk of Dark and Stormy’s and Tobacco Bay has brought up memories of the first time I touched the wa...
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Best Boat of 2014

http://youtu.be/d7ad3y8mqWE Take a tour of this X-Yachts Xp 44. It was recently named Best Boat of 2014 by "Sail Magazine" and is a favorite of the Magazine's Executive Editor, Adam Cort. We are honored to be the dealer of such a fine yacht.

Ice Breaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGSedor7Zdc&feature=youtu.be A Catalina breaks through a thin layer of ice on a cold morning in March.

Spring Boat Shows are Just Around the Corner

At Forbes Horton Yachts, Spring means more than just flowers in bloom. When we think of Spring, we think of opening hatches, Wednesday Night Races in Downtown Annapolis, and Boat Shows. Don't miss out on the Bay Bridge Boat Show and the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show coming in April. BAY RIDGE BOAT SHOW April 11-13 The 2014 Bay Bridge Boat Show has...
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A Special Southern Cross

This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the renowned Thomas Gilmer designed Southern Cross 35’s. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the design, she is an extremely capable craft comparable to the Tayana 37 or Pacific Seacraft 37 in terms of build quality and sails like a performance cruiser with her fin keel and skeg hung rudder. Her co...
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Sad story for these liveaboards

Annapolis firefighters responded to a two-alarm boat fire at the Horn Point Harbor Marina Thursday morning.To learn more, click on the link below: http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/firefighters-battle-two-alarm-boat-fire-at-eastport-marina/article_126bebd4-99d2-5a06-9c9f-789c2edbab5f.html

The Chilly Sea Trial of a Beneteau 423

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFPAtzUmqBY On a cold January day, Forbes Horton offers a glimpse of the sea trial of a Beneteau 423 on the Chesapeake Bay.

Classic Yachts

Classic yachts are one of our areas of expertise at Forbes Horton Yachts. This fall, broker Scott Taylor assisted in the sale of a 1960's yawl rigged Hinckley Bermuda 40. With crisp sails (including a fully battened mainsail) and a clean bottom, her performance was sparkling!

South Bound

Kevin Johnson and Sharon Lawson, the new owners of " Magique" a Shannon 43, leave Spa Creek in November for warmer climates. FHYS broker Scott Taylor assisted in the purchase- one year ahead of schedule!

View From the Top

Annapolis Marine surveyor at the masthead of 'Magique' a 1989 Shannon 43, during pre purchase survey.

What a week!

We are halfway through the Annapolis Boat Shows and are thrilled by the turn out so far. The first official brokerage show was a great success- a little warm, but rewarding. Thank you to all who stopped by to say hello.Next up, Sailboat Show....

2013 Annapolis Brokerage Boat Show

The Nations oldest and largest in-water boat shows are here! Come aboard our latest listing, "Nyeema" a 2004 Back Cove 29, at the Annapolis Brokerage Boat Show.October 3-6 in St. Mary's CoveHope to see you there!

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