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Schooner Atlantica

“Atlantica is a 52” (LOA) wooden schooner built by renowned schooner master, David Stevens, at the Expo ‘67 World’s Fair in Montreal. I am her skipper and owner. We acquired Atlantica in 2000 and commenced restoration of this well-known craft including a complete re-build below the waterline (mahogany on oak frames) and a newly-cast keel. We added a new power plant and replaced all systems. Rig changes included a new foremast and conversion from a staysail rig to a gaff-rigged fore-sail. The interior has been completely rebuilt in mahogany, maple and teak. Today, our family cruises Atlantica on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and are regular participants in schooner-racing events. Lutwick’s Boat Building is one of the few remaining traditional boatworks on Canada’s East Coast. Bill Lutwick, the owner and chief boat-builder, is a special breed of gentleman. He is a model of integrity and a credit to our Maritime heritage as well as to Nova Scotia’s tradition of building fast, seaworthy wooden boats.  Not only does Bill run a happy, customer-friendly boat shop specializing in traditional wooden craft, but he has an eye for a fine line. The interior rebuild, the finish work and the extensive rigging changes which Atlantica has undergone at Lutwick’s have been executed with care, precision and attention to detail. Through the process, I have come to know Mr. Lutwick as a consumate professional, an expert on matters nautical and, I daresay, a friend who shares a love of the ocean and wooden boats.”
Tye Burt, owner of Atlantica

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