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May 2014

Interview with Tony Davis, by Jed Lavoie of Heritage Boatworks!

May 1st, 2014|

Jed Lavoie, of Heritage Boatworks, interviewed Tony Davis, Owner and President of Arey’s Pond Boat Yard, for his website where he writes about and […]

April 2014

Summer Racing and Cat Gathering

April 28th, 2014|

It has been another great season for Arey’s Pond Catboats in racing! Congratulations to Alison Coleman in her APBY 14′ Ali Cat, best time […]

March 2014

APBY’s 21st annual Cat Gathering featured in “Yachting Times” Magazine!

March 14th, 2014|

See APBY’s 21st annual Cat Gathering featured in “Yachting Times” Magazine, and join us for our 22nd annual Cat Gathering on August 9th, 2014!

Come Visit Arey’s Pond Boat Yard at the 23rd Annual WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, Connecticut!

March 10th, 2014|

Visit Arey’s Pond Boat Yard at the 23rd Annual WoodenBoat Show! It will take place from June 27th to the 29th, at the Mystic […]

See Arey’s Pond Boat Yard featured in “LIFE on the Coast” Digital Magazine!

March 5th, 2014|

See Arey’s Pond Boat Yard featured in “LIFE on the Coast” digital magazine now available in the App Store as an iPad or iPhone download, […]

February 2014

22nd Arey’s Pond Cat Gathering

February 24th, 2014|

Please join us for the 22nd Arey’s Pond Cat Gathering, 8-9 August 2014! Please Call Arey’s Pond Boat Yard, 508-255-0994, or come by the […]

Conjurer Restoration Earns The Broad Axe Award!

February 13th, 2014|

We are proud to announce that the Catboat Association’s Broad Axe Award was bestowed upon Conjurer’s owner, Fred Villars, for the restoration of his […]

December 2013

Bartender 22′ Custom Order!

December 8th, 2013|

We are fortunate to have a custom order to build a George Calkins 22' Bartender this winter. This design is famous for giving a smooth ride in rough waters, particularly in ocean cuts with a following sea. The design originated on the Northwest coast of the United States, and has been used by the Coast Guard on East and West coasts, but is also used for recreational boating throughout the world. This Bartender will be cutting through the inlets of Popponesset Bay in Mashpee, Mass. She will be powered by a V-6 Mercruiser and, under ideal conditions, will do 35 knots. Draft is 18". 

Follow the slide show as this boat comes together. Built by Leslie. 

May 2013

APBY Spring 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

May 28th, 2013|

The APBY Spring 2014 Newsletter is now published, read it here, or pick up a copy at the yard : View PDF

March 2013

Conjurer, a cat with many lives!

March 2nd, 2013|

Watch as We Restore This Old Girl to Her Original Glory

In 2009, Arey's Pond started restoring the 1909 H. Manley Crosby-built catboat, Conjurer. In 2008, she had been sailed down the coast to Pleasant Bay by previous owner Peter Baker of Brooklin, Maine to be delivered to current owner, Fred Villars. We worked on her part time until 2012, at which time builders at Arey's Pond focused on finishing her. After working on her full-time over two winters, at 104 years old, Conjurer was floating in May and sailing by October 2013, having had the summer to swell up her century-old keel. Over the winter of 2014, details will be finished and by spring, she will be ready to sail the waters of Cape Cod. 

  • Cockpit sole
  • Centerboard trunk
  • Deadwood
  • Transom
  • Cabin sides
  • Cabin top
  • Coaming
  • Rails and trim
  • Bottom re-fastened 
  • Bottom re-cauked
  • Spars stripped and re-varnished 
  • New interior
  • New cockpit layout 
  • Re-built diesel
  • New canvas deck 
  • Re-built transom deck
  • New steering