New Kid on Block Helps Navigate Boatyard
Mark Alan Lovewell

Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway, a well-known boatbuilding operation on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, has a new partner. Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin have been running the boatyard since 1980 and together have built 50 wooden boats and a far-ranging reputation in preserving the heritage of wooden boat building.

Brad Abbott Simon Larsen
Brad Abbott and Simon Larsen clamp down the ribs. — Mark Alan Lovewell

Now, Brad Abbott, who has worked day to day in the shop for nearly two years, has joined with the two in running the business.

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