Vern Urlich

February 13, 2012

Vern Urlich

Vern Urlich is proud to be combining his passion for yachting and boat design, his dedication to his clients and his sales expertise as he joins the CW Hood Yacht Brokerage (and we are excited to have him!). Vern is an avid sailor and angler. He grew up on a small coastal farm in the Bay Of Islands, New Zealand. After graduating from Whangarei Technical Institute, where majored in Marine and Auto Mechanics, Vern relocated to Sydney, Australia. He served in the Australian Army Air Dispatch Corps at the Royal Australian Airforce Base in Richmond, NSW for 3 years prior to working in the marine industry.

While in Australia, Vern sailed on numerous Maxi Yachts including Freight Train, Condor Of Bermuda and Bobsled. Among the smaller yachts were Love and War, very well known, and the BOC yacht Spirit of Sydney. All based at the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia. He then moved to the States and began working in real estate sales, building a loyal client base during the last 18 years at Harborside Realty, also based in Marblehead. Vern and Joe work together to bring you the best possible brokerage experience.



An opportunity to get involved! Work with CW Hood Yachts restoring a 1972 HiLiner Sportsman to bring life back to a famously classic 1970 design.

The Sportsman will receive a new gasoline or diesel inboard/outboard depending on owners preference, new Awlgrip inside and out, new hardware, wiring, pumps, upholstery, etc. When she is complete this HiLiner Sportsman will be perfect in every way and better than the day she was built. Guaranteed to turn heads in every harbor she’s in.

The HiLiner is being brought back into production by Beach Island Boatworks and will be engineered and managed by the CW Hood Yachts Design and Build team. We are looking for a customer to work with us to restore this Sportsman so we will have a demo boat for boat shows. In return we will discount the cost of materials and labor for restoration.

If you are looking for an exciting restoration project and interested in working with experts in the field to create a special runabout, please let us know.

Length including drive: 23’6″
Beam: 8′
Height from waterline: 4’3″
Weight, equipped – no fuel: 2695 lbs

CW Hood 32For CW Hood Yachts, it was the year of the daysailer. Both Sailing World and Sail Magazine named the CW Hood 32 2011 Daysailer of the Year. In July, the molds for the boat were completed, changing the building process from the time- and labor-intensive one-off construction to the far more efficient “production boat” style of building. In November, Netherlands-based company Classic Daysailer was announced as the new European dealer for the CW Hood 32. At the time of writing, 4 of the daysailers are in production in our Marblehead shop.Wasque detail

This is not to say that daysailing is the only thing happening in Marblehead. The service yard has been working non-stop with refits, repairs, winterizing and the added excitement of hurricaine haul-outs for Irene. This year we welcomed designer Dave Robison, mechanic Will Parker, woodworker Chris Callahan, detailer Amy Hyam, controller Ian McGregor and boatyard dog Shep to our team. We launched an all-new website in May which is continuing to grow. Hull #44 of our downeast cruiser the Wasque 26 was launched in August and design for a new Wasque – probably 29 feet – is on the drawing boards with more cockpit and berth space than its 26’ counterpart and a new means of diesel propulsion. Just in time for the Newport International Boat Show in September, Katama 30 hull #25 was launched. Other boat shows attended included Chicago, Rockland, and Portland Maine.Katama 30

Merry Christmas from CW Hood Yachts!

Mark Hood, owner of Hood Marine Canvas Company in Merrimac, MA recently achieved certification as a Master Fabrics Craftsman in Marine Exterior signifying his superior knowledge of the principles and practices of business and organizational management pertaining to the exterior marine custom fabrication industry.

Hood was certified as a Master Fabrics Craftsman in Marine Exterior on November 28, 2011.  As a member of a select group of certified professionals, Hood has gained experience through continued professional development, contributed to the advancement of specialty fabric products and has endorsed the Code of Ethics of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) reflecting ethical business leadership and management practices.

To become professionally certified through IFAI, individuals participate in project submission, essay questions and written exams that test knowledge of the principles and practices of exterior marine custom fabrication.

Before you head out to do your holiday shopping or party hopping, come join us for coffee, hot cocoa and donuts!

7am to 10am, Saturday, December 10, 2011

CW Hood Yachts Brokerage and Design Office,
67A Front Street, Marblehead, MA

RSVP: 781.631.0192

Gear Store!

November 23, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we now offer CW Hood Yachts gear! Jackets, fleeces, and polos with our burgee and your boat name make great holiday gifts! Stay tuned as we plan to offer more items soon.