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Capt. John Howarth -
Harry W. Wells -
Kim Granbery -
Larry S. Chowning -
Ray Rogers -
HONORARY BUYBOAT CAPTAINS
Ask about the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association’s (CBBA) yearly cruise and scheduled functions throughout the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. We provide a part of history in real life by bringing our buyboats to different ports to support your planned functions.
E-Mail to find out which buyboats are located close to you. We will help you find those that will be able to support you in your effort to provide a part of history at your planned function. Find out what is required from you to have buyboats at your functions.
The larger buyboats have a maximum draft of six feet with some having a maximum beam of twenty feet. The largest one is in Florida with an overall length of eighty four feet to the smallest in Virginia with a length of forty five feet. Most of the buyboats on the Chesapeake are between fifty five to sixty five feet in length, with a draft of no more than six feet.
Each of the owners are proud of the buyboats and are happy to have visitors aboard for a show and tell about each boat and what they provided to the oyster industry.
The nothern fleet covers buyboats located in New Jersey, Deleware and Maryland.
The souther fleet covers buyboats located in Virginia to Florida.
The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association will list your events on the Associations Event page to help promote activities that are water related at which buyboats might be able to attend. This will let people know if any buyboat/deckboat will be attending the activity which you are providing.
2016 Chesapeake Bay Buyboats Cruise.
Will start in Tainger Island at Parks Marina when the North & South
fleets meet up on the way to Cape Charles, VA.
Cindy Lou Wheatley -
Capt. David Rollins
For those interested in joining the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association (CBBA) send your name & email. We will keep you updated and requirements if any. You do not have to own a buyboat to be a member.
Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunions and Homecoming.
Schedule for FY16: *
*2016 (Going South then North) - Northern and Southern fleets will meet in Tangier Island and cruise to Cape Charles for our 12 Annual Reunion. This cruise is scheduled by Southern Fleet.
Suggested Annual Schedule for FY17:
** 2017 (Going North) - Solomons Island, MD for 2017 cruise????, or ??????. This cruise is scheduled by Nouthern Fleet.
** Need to lock in so advance planing can start.
Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Workboats
The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association (CBBA) is made up of the Northern and Southern Fleets. The Northern Fleet is under the command of Captain Kevin Flynn, with the Southern Fleet under the command of Captain John England. The Fleet currently covers New Jersey to Florida.
Captain Kevin Flynn is the owner of the P. E. Pruitt and keeps her berthed in Rock Hall, Maryland and can be reached at [email@example.com].
Captain John England is the Master of the F. D. Crockett and keeps her berthed in Deltaville, Virginia at the Maritine Museum and can be reached at
Vice Commodore Northern Fleet - Captain Kevin Flynn
Vice Commodore Southern Fleet - Captain John England