Longtime Woody Boater Brian Cuthbertson Suddenly Passes Away


Brian at his HQ in Algonac

This morning we were all notified that a fixture in the Wooden Boat universe Brian Cuthberson had passed away suddenly up in Algonac. What became quickly clear is how special and loved Brian was. He was a fixture up in the center of it all, the heart in many ways of the classic boat culture. He was always there when needed, and always with a smile and great sense of humor.

Brian gave us all a quick tour and boat ride on the boat his family built

The Cuthbertsons are part of the DNA of the Chris Craft heritage, and we were fortunate enough to capture some of that charm and history years ago with photographer Eric Frazier. Today a look back on that photo shoot, you can see who Brian was just by looking at the way he was on film.

But first a quick call

Brian spent his life in paradise

Okay lets go

Flat waters of pure aqua

Chill’n with Brian

Brians classic smile

Thanks Erik for capturing these special seconds

Brian. Thanks for all you gave to our universe.