Scott Henderson Inc. has been shortlisted in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The Brooklyn-based company – founded by designer Scott Henderson will compete for the Yacht Concept up to 40 metres Award with the PECONIC 43.
American designer Scott Henderson has teamed up with Master Yacht Builders CH Marine in Shelter Island New York, USA, to imagine PECONIC, a 43’ Shelter Island Motor Yacht.
PECONIC 43 is inspired by the classic Down East yacht, a maritime archetype indigenous to the north eastern United States fishing and yachting industry. As the perfect launching platform to create a contemporary statement, PECONIC 43 maintains the inherent traditions of the region it stems from.
PECONIC 43’s hull flattens out the raised forward bow more typical of a classic Down East motor yacht, adding the feel of speed and power to the hull’s shape – appropriate given the twin Yanmar Marine 8LV 370 MHP engines in its power plant which gives the PECONIC 43 a robust top speed of 48mph.
The hand-crafted yachts by CH Marine, which include the iconic designs Vendetta and ALEXA for American singer /songwriter Billy Joel, evoke the style of the Downeaster and pay homage to a golden age of yachting with their exquisite detailing and refined hand-selected materials.
The Peconic Bay, which separates the North and South forks of New York State’s Long Island, is steeped in maritime and seafaring traditions. Long Island Baymen have harvested the rich fishing waters for over a century using Down East vessels.
Yachting in the region continues to link the famed harbors of Sag, Montauk the Hamptons and New York City as well as the Connecticut coastline, Block Island and other maritime destinations- teaming the region’s waterways with pleasure, fishing and commuter vessels.