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NEB NEWS ARCHIVE

08/22/18: NEB Launches Largest Vessel Built to Date



New England Boatworks Inc. (NEB) has been building Contraband, a 94-foot displacement aluminum vessel for Newport Shipyard owners, Charlie and Rose Dana, for the past 18 months. Launched on August 22, it is the second vessel NEB built for the Dana family; their first was a 71-foot Hood designed aluminum ketch, Saint Roque, one of the first boats built at NEB, launched in 1995.

Contraband is a cruising vessel with enough fuel capacity to allow extended ocean passages. The Danas have logged many miles over the decades and hope to continue the adventure with more creature comforts and more grandchildren! “Contraband will be different in her ruggedness and simplicity and will be a real home on the water,” Charlie Dana said. “We considered existing boats, but felt going to a builder we had faith in for decades was the way to proceed. Our youngest son Nick, a Volvo Ocean racer, said he always thought of us creating our own dreams rather than hitching onto someone else’s! That did it, and we are thrilled.”
Written by Veronica Brown from Newport Shipyard.

94-foot displacement aluminum vessel Contraband
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94-foot displacement aluminum vessel Contraband

Photos courtesy of Dorsey Beard