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07/14/17 4:30pm
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Peter Needham with a finished product ready to launch in Coecles Harbor.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Peter Needham with a finished product ready to launch in Coecles Harbor.

Surrounded by paint, power tools and platforms, three boats at different stages of construction took up the center of the CH Marine warehouse on North Cartwright Road.

More rested on trailers in the gravel driveway outside, with the sparkling blue of Coecles Harbor behind them.

Welcome to the workplace of Peter Needham and eight other employees, who make classic, wooden yachts. The warehouse leads to rooms where small, individual wood pieces are carved, polished and painted, before moving in to the large space to become part of the boats. (more…)