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The Apprenticeship


YEAR: 2016

Jeffrey Breen built this boat on his spare time between 2013 and 2016. The hull design is based off Ditchburn's Rainbow 3, which was one of the most successful raceboats of the 1920's. It was built to serve as a Sales Tool to show potential clients the end result of having a custom boat created.



At 25' overall, this boat features an extended rear deck, covered forward cockpit, curved engine hatches with arrow-ended hinges, and crocodile upholstery. An outboard rudder assembly with drag-link steering gives 'sports car' maneuverability. The goal was to create a sports car on water. Powered with a Entec Racing 350 cu. in. V-8, the Apprenticeship cruises effortlessly well into the 55 mph range.




 The hardware and styles are blends of new and old, both borrowed from the past and fabricated from scratch with wood patterns and bronze castings. Jeffrey's first ground-up build took top honours on a North America boatshow tour including wins in Tavares, Florida, and Geneva Lake, Wisconsin, and was featured in many publications including the cover boat for the 2020 Classic Boating Calendar.

The Finished Product

The Work In Progress

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