Rebel Heart

Rebel HeartSuch 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 Charl...
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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/d7ad3y8mqWETake 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.beA 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 11-13The 2014 Bay Bridge Boat Show has a...
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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=TFPAtzUmqBYOn 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!

Don't miss out on Baltimore's Trawler Fest this Weekend

Not only does Trawler Fest provide an endless amount of resources through seminars and exhibits but also encourages the social aspects of cruising. The event includes roundtable discussions, a Welcome Breakfast, lunches, a dinner, cocktail parties, and evening activities, all of which help grow the cruiser enthusiast community. Whether you are a no...
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America Wins!

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Congratulations to Mustang!

Mustang, a Forbes Horton Yachts central listing, offered for sale in Annapolis, placed 2nd in the 2013 National Sailing Hall Of Fame annual classic yacht regatta. The 1936 New York 32 reveled in the 10 to 15 knot North Westerly and aptly demonstrated that the 80 year-old design has always been and still remains a winner. Mustang is a legacy yacht, ...
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4th Time Around

FHY's broker Bill Day is selling this Southern Cross 35 Cutter for the fourth time. This is an excellent sailing design by Tom Gilmer built in the " Ocean State" in the heyday of cruising yacht boat building.We wish the new owners fair winds and following seas!

Dorade wins the Transpacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tiBJiaDkvQ“They said we’d never make it and if we did it would take four weeks,” said Dorade skipper and co-owner Matt Brooks. “Skeptics said it was like taking a fine piece of antique furniture and dropping it in the ocean, and she shouldn’t be sailed hard in blue waters.”

Photography & Boats

The two go hand and hand, really.  The golden light, the movement of the water, the texture of the lines and wooden planks, the colors of canvas and the ever changing sky, reflections on a calm sea, and the simple shape of a well crafted vessel.Don't forget to bring your camera on your next boating adventure!*Photos discovered on Pinterest. To view...
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