28′ Hodgdon Lobster Cruiser - ID: 43933


DRAFT 2' 6"

28′ Hodgdon Lobster Cruiser


Maddy B is a 28’ Monhegan cabin cruiser/picnic boat built in East Boothbay in 1957 by Hodgdon Brothers – Goudy and Stevens.  The Monhegan 28 was the last collaboration between the two E. Boothbay yards who had joined forces to produce Minesweepers during WWII.  The intention was to create a production boat, a versatile lobsterboat hull that could be built with a number of different cabin house configurations.  (See the brochure below)

It’s a design that should have taken off.  Maddy B is everything most people need; a simple, comfortable, good looking, family friendly boat.  She has a partially enclosed wheel house and plenty of deck space back aft.  Inside there is a head, two settee berths and small galley.  Her cabin house is subtly cambered both fore and aft and athwartships, a clever design trick that allows Maddy B to have an attractive, well proportioned exterior profile and interior standing headroom, a rare combination in a boat of her size.

By the late 50’s fiberglass power boats had reached the market and unfortunately many brilliant wood production designs like the Monhegan 28 never made it far past the drawing boards or disappeared in the intervening decades.  Thankfully, due to the diligence of her owners, Maddy B is still here replete with tons of period style and, original hardware and build details.  Her current owner, whose parents owned her in the 80s and 90s, has had her since 2011 and has undergone significant structural and mechanical work.  Maddy B is currently moored in Damariscotta and will be cruising Penobscot Bay on and off all summer.

Recent work:

  • New floor timbers and bolts
  • New engine beds
  • New garboards and plank ends at transom and stem
  • New 5.0l 225hp Crusader engine (2016)
  • Refastening program underway


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