Following TRADE WIND

update via Rockport Marine


We love to get updates from Rockport-built or -restored boats around the world. We recently received a note from the owners of TRADE WIND, an Alden motor sailer originally built in 1938 for ocean cruising and restored here in 2011. TRADE WIND is still living up to her designer’s original intention, having just completed a passage from Rockport, Maine, to the Caribbean.

“We have arrived at our dock after an easy and beautiful, moonlit passage…

“TRADE WIND is again at her very best, everything is running as smooth if not smoother than before…

“Our special thanks to Jeff, who attacked and solved the most worrisome issues without blinking an eye, and thanks to all of you who again made a prolonged stay at RMI a gratifying experience…”

We wish TRADE WIND and her crew a wonderful winter down south, and we look forward to seeing them this spring.