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Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story

2011

NR CC
4.0 out of 5 stars (7) IMDb 9.7/10

CHARLOTTE is a film about an extraordinary boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Starring:
Nat Benjamin, Ross Gannon
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Documentary
Director Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte
Starring Nat Benjamin, Ross Gannon
Studio Snagfilms
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By Daniel S. Cornell on February 17, 2015
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I would give this a five star for the subject and the romance of the ship. The movie lacks pace at times and is truly a project from the heart. I am grateful somebody made this film and that people still build ships like this.
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Wooden boat building is a lost art. Glad to see that there are people out there who find it as fascinating as I do. My husband has had a wooden one design sailboat for close to fifty years. Maintaining it is a lot of work but it is a labor of love. He also builds model sailboats to scale so I found it interesting to see the Charlotte built the same way as his models only on a much larger scale. I wish I lived on the Vinyard to watch these shipbuilders in action. Perhaps on a future vacation they'll allow observers.
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This is a stunningly good film for any lover of wooden boats, and all those familiar with G&B boatyard. Love the texture of the photography, and the atmosphere of the boat shed. Also, like how the film opens during winter when the boatyard is being shoveled out. Confirms that New Englanders live through the seasons, not around them. Also conveys the seriousness of G&B, and what it takes to build a life around craft. Great job!
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This is the story of a boat. Not just any boat, but one made out of wood, love and showcasing the lifetime of experience and talent from some of the greatest boat designer/builders of our time!

During the course of this movie you will get a small peak into the world of an amazing shipyard and the visionaries who run it. G&B shipyard builds and restores wooden boats to a degree not seen since the Herreshoff days.

If you are even remotely interested in wooden boats this is a must see. It is to wooden boats as A River Runs Through It was to fly fishing. If you don't want to sail or build a wooden boat after watching this there is possibly something wrong with you!
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