Decades of hard work have established our reputation in the wooden boat community. Here are a few mentions of our projects in various magazines, newspapers and websites:
· Inside JFK's yacht, restored to former glory
NBC's Today Show (May 2013)
Moores Marine's work on John F. Kennedy's Honey Fitz is featured on NBC's Today Show.
· Hemingway's Pilar
Wooden Boat Magazine (July/August 2013)
A cover story on Moores Marine's work on Pilar, an iconic fishing boat set to appear in a film about Ernest Hemingway.
· Preserving JFK's yacht, "Honey Fitz"
Power & Motoryacht (April 2013)
The owner of Honey Fitz made the right call—twice. First, after the former presidential yacht had paid many visits to various repair yards since the mid-1970s, he decided to undertake a full refit. Second, he hired Jim Moores of Moores Marine to do the job.
· A Passion for the Classics
Showboats International (July 2012)
Taking a look at restoring the beauty of classic boats.
· Starlet ready for the big screen
The Palm Beach Post (July 2012)
Elhanor, a 1933 34-foot Wheeler Playmate, was converted into Pilar, the famed boat of Ernest Hemingway.
· Replica of Hemingway boat ready for its close-up
The Sun-Sentinal (July 2012)
Moores Marine restores a replica of Ernest Hemingway's fishing boat that will star in an upcoming film featuring Anthony Hopkins and Andy Garcia.
· At The Pleasure Of The President
Extensive hull repairs and some new technology make historic Honey Fitz as sweet as ever.
· Trumpy le Magnifique
Another French article on Moores Marine's Trumpy work.
· Washingtonian wins Trumpy yacht race
What would happen if you gathered a couple classic Trumpy yachts and had a race?
· The Pride of Jim Moores
Another article in a French periodical about Moores Marine's work on the Honey Fitz.
· The Resurrection of Honey Fitz
Check out this article on the Honey Fitz (hint: it helps if you can read French).
· Steady As She Goes
Yachting Magazine (January 25, 2011)
"Retrofitting a gyroscopic stabilizer improves a classic Trumpy..."
· Aurora II and Ocean Reef Vintage Weekend
Classic Yacht Magazine (January/February 2011)
"Moores Marine's Aurora II appears on the cover of Classic Yacht Magazine..."
· Need we say Moores? Florida restorer gives JFK's yacht new life
The Watch (2010 Issue No. 4)
"Antique wooden boat restorer Jim Moores is working on one Honey of a boat. It says so, right there on the transom..."
· Moores Marine Repairs Presidential Yacht
The Palm Beach Post (September 2010)
"Jim Moores is fixing one of American history's most famous old wooden ships..."
· Seakeeper gyros stabilize two classic wooden Trumpy yachts
CharterWorld (September 2010)
"Moores Marine works on Enticer and America...."
· USA. Seakeeper gyros stabalize two classic wooden Trumpy yachts
BYM News & Magazine (September 2010)
"Vintage Trumpy yachts are notoriously hard to stabilize...."
· JFK's yacht getting makeover in Riviera Beach
The Palm Beach Post (June 2010)
"The Honey Fitz, a former presidential yacht... is sitting on dry land as craftsmen try to return it to its former glory..."
· National Treasures
ShowBoats International (June 2010)
"Before relocating to Florida, Jim Moores owned one of the oldest boat building shops in the country..."
· Historic Honey Fitz Refit
Classic Yacht Magazine (March/April 2010)
"Moores Marine got involved in the presidential yacht Honey Fitz in a roundabout way..."
· Yacht Rebuilding
Coastlines (Spring 2010)
"I've been asked a number of times why I got into rebuilding wooden yachts..."
· Trumpy Man
WoodenBoat Magazine (March/April 2009)
How Jim Moores became Florida's go-to guy for restoration.
· Schooner reborn as racer
The Sun-Sentinal (Feb 2009)
Moores Marine restores and launches the 1929 John G. Alden Schooner Summerwind.
· Historic Wooden Yacht Arrives In Beaufort
Carteret County News-Times (Nov 2007)
The 1939 trumpy yacht El Presidente, a yacht that once served 8 U.S. presidents, comes to Moores Marine Yacht Center in N.C. for restoration.
· The Trumpy Specialists
Professional BoatBuilder Magazine (Oct/Nov 2007)
Moores Marine on a magazine cover? Yep. Check out the lengthy feature story about our history of working on classic Trumpy Yachts.
· New Lease On Life At Sea
The Palm Beach Post (Sept. 2007)
A look into our work on the Summerwind, a 102-foot, two-masted schooner built in 1929.
· Trumpy Yacht Gets Mother Of All Makeovers
Manatee Magazine (Winter. 2006)
Take a glimpse into our 2 1/2 year restoration of the Trumpy Yacht Emma.
· Fla. Takes Notice Of Tar Heel Industry
News-Times (Nov. '06)
Here's an article from a North Carolina paper about Moores Marine North opening in Beaufort, NC.
· Golden Opportunity
The Daily News (Nov. 2006)
Another article from a North Carolina paper about Moores Marine North opening in Beaufort, NC.
· Some S. Fla. Boat Firms Heed Call
The Miami Herald (Oct. 2006)
We, along with many others, explain the reasoning behind our expansion into North Carolina.
· Deciding Factors
North Carolina Business (Sept. 2006)
An in-depth article on our expansion into North Carolina with Moores Marine North.