Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Launch of Adagio

The day has arrived. 

Adagio  will launch August 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at Greens Point Boatyard Ipswich MA. 

Join us if you can. 

While this is not the end of this rehab, it is a significant milestone for me and for her. She will get wet for the first time in 16 years and she now has a new lease on life.  I have learned a great deal and can honestly write that I know this boat in a way that few boat owners know their craft.

To This 

From This . . . 

All that aside, she is an exquisite version of the Dictator class of Friendship Sloops and needed a second chance at life. She is now, once again, the Prettiest Girl at the Dance.

There is still much to do down below, touch ups here and there and fittings that aren't quite right, but that is always the case. For now, she will back in her element.

If you can't join us for the launch (it is a weekday), she will be at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival in Salem MA on August 20-21. It is held every year at Hawthorne Cove Marina (next to the House of the Seven Gables) and is always a good take.  While going there just to see Adagio is reason enough in my book, there are a lot of really great classic boats there and I'm sure you'll find it well worth your entertainment dollar. Plus, you can vote for your favorite craft (not suggestin', just sayin').


  1. What a great boat. What a great launch. After all these years, the symphony of the sea now has it's Adagio. It was wonderful seeing the family sail off to new adventures. Sic transom glorious. -Steve Sloss

    1. Steve,

      So glad you and Christine could be there to share the day.


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