Browsing: Cindy Purcell

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Huckins Starts New 38 Sportsman with Either Outboard or Hybrid Diesel-Electric Power

Huckins is starting work on its 38 Sportsman, and the 90-year-old company is offering its retro-styled cruiser with either outboard power or hybrid diesel-electric power, showing that it can still blend traditional styling with the most modern engines and technology. Whatever the power, the new 38 will have Huckins’ iconic Quadraconic hull that founder Frank Pembroke Huckins introduced generations ago. Huckins Yacht in Jacksonville, Florida, is now run by Huckins’ granddaughter, Cindy Purcell, and she is staying true to the company’s heritage. The 38 has Huckins’ traditional art deco styling, but the company wants to offer buyers either the increasingly…

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Huckins Celebrates 90th Anniversary, Still Going Strong

Huckins just celebrated its 90thanniversary with a three-day celebration including a 15-yacht rendezvous and overnight on Black Creek and a dinner party at its plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The company is still making its classic yachts with the iconic Quadraconic hull first developed by its founder, Frank Pembroke Huckins. About 100 owners and friends attended the anniversary, celebrating Huckins’ history and its continued focus on design and quality. Indeed, Huckins does all the work on its yachts, from conception to completion. “We do 100 percent of the design on all custom yachts,” said Cindy Purcell, the company president and Frank…

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New, Retro Huckins 36: Coming Full Circle

Some boat designs are meant to last, to have the same appeal many years – or generations – down the road as they did the day they were first launched. That certainly is the case with the new Huckins 36 Sportsman, which the legendary company is calling the 36-36 Sportsman because the original Sportsman 36 was created by Frank Pembroke Huckins, the company’s founder, back in 1936. Today the Jacksonville builder is run by Huckins’ granddaughter, Cindy Purcell, and her husband, Buddy. They say that with the new 36 that Huckins isn’t jumping on the retro bandwagon – since they…