The master stateroom, located in the bow, features a king-size
island berth, plus separate shower and head compartments.
of performance—he didn’t want to be pinned down by
marginal weather, and he wanted to run twice as fast
as before. The hull has a fine entry and deep forefoot
for comfortable wave entry at higher speeds, so it slices
through the waves well, without excessive lift. It also
has flatter sections aft for good side-to-side stability
and improved speed. Lying beam-to in the small wave
troughs during our sea trial, the boat didn’t exhibit a
snap roll. She seemed to stiffen on the shoulders and
dampen herself nicely, the keel undoubtedly adding a
certain amount of resistance.
Atlantic Boat Company has always been in Brooklin,
Maine, a pretty, quiet little town near West Penobscot
Bay and Deer Island, home of WoodenBoat magazine and
its annual boatbuilding school. Atlantic Boat offers seven
basic models with the Duffy nameplate, the smallest
being a 26, and it builds between 10 and 12 boats a year.
They have a very experienced crew, skilled craftspeople
who can do fiberglass layup, mechanical installations,
woodworking, plumbing and electrical work, and even
electronics—usually Furuno and Raymarine installations.
Hopkins is justifiably proud of the fact that they only
subcontract a few components, like stainless steel safety
rails and window parts.
CLASSIC DOWNEAST CRAFTSMANSHIP
The trawler-style pilothouse on Two’s Company is the
main living area during the day, and it accommodates
the helm to starboard, a capacious nav station to port,
and a long, L-shaped settee and table behind the helm.
Aft are a large, U-shaped galley, pantry, desk, day
head, and small cabin with over-and-under berths.
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED
PRICE AS TESTED
50,000 lb. (light load)
22' (mast up)
700 U.S. gal.
300 U.S. gal.
120 U.S. gal.
12k W Westerbeke
1,015hp Caterpillar C18
810nm at 9 knots;
354nm at 18 knots
Spencer Lincoln (hull)
Atlantic Boat Company
For more information:
Atlantic Boat Company
Flye Point Road, P.O. Box 217
Brooklin, ME 04616
The interior is finished in varnished teak with a teak-and-holly cabin sole.
“We tend to cruise in the fall and spring, when the
temperatures can be cooler and the weather less
predictable,” Ray said, “which is why, almost exclusively,
I chose to operate all our boats from the lower helm,
even the ones with flybridges. We appreciate the
protection from the weather, as well as the reduced noise
levels so that we can talk normally under way. When
we realized that we only used the upper station when
docking, or to take in a little sun on a nice day, the need
for a flybridge diminished. As a result, we can get under
more ICW bridges than ever before and have made it
easy to lower the mast.”
There’s a tremendous amount of room in the pilothouse
with this design. The helm is set to starboard, rather than
on the centerline, giving a better view of the water ahead