Press, Books, Films | Magazines

  • Soundings Magazine – February 2016 “Walking the Plank” Article. “Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin met on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970s. Gannon (far left), an engineer by training, was building houses from salvaged timber. Benjamin, after kicking around the Caribbean and Med with his family on his boat, was working at Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard. Their paths overlapped, and a friendship sprang up, but it wasn’t until 1980 that the two decided to open a yard together…”
  • Antigua Classics Yachts Regatta Programme, 2015.  “Two Gannon and Benjamin Boats Make Their Mark.” by Gilly Gobinet  An article on the performance of JUNO and ELEDA at the 2014 Antigua Classic Yachts Regatta.  “Juno” placed first in her class and received the Beken of Cowes Trophy for Best Elapsed Time Schooner Class.  Nat Benjamin was a member of “Juno’s” race crew. Ross Gannon’s “Eleda”  received the Concours D’Elegance Arne Frizzell Award for greatest attention to structural integrity and safety.
  • CLASSIC BOAT MAGAZINE, “Blue Water Racers,” June 2012, pp. 36-40. Excellent picture of 65′ G&B-built schooner JUNO in 2012 Antigua Race Regatta. JUNO again won her class.
  • THE MARINE QUARTERLY, A Journal of the Sea, Spring 2012, “One Man and His Harbour,” by Andrew Cockburn, pp. 79-85. How Nat Benjamin arrived on the Vineyard, partnered with Ross to start G&B and avoid MacDonald’s settling in Vineyard Haven. An appreciation
  • “Schooners of Vineyard Haven,” by Gilly Gobinet, in Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta programme 2012, p. 42-43 with photos of schooners Rebecca and Juno, 60′ and 65′ respectively
  • CAPE COD LIFE, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, 2012 Annual Guide, p.115. Interview with Nat, Ross and Brad, with full page picture.
  • CLASSIC BOAT, Special American Edition, November 2011, p. 85, “Busy Gannon & Benjamin recruits third partner.” Picture of recently refurnished 38′ ketch “Encore.”
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST; Flair for Living. May 2011, p.134, “Sea Worthy”, features the 65′ schooner “Juno,” designed and built by Gannon and Benjamin in 2003.
  • CLASSIC BOAT, November/December 2010, pp 54-55, “Gannon and Benjamin’s Party,” pictures and text about the July 2010 launch of the 44′ sloop “Elita.”
  • CRUISING WORLD, June 2010,p. 25, double spread picture of REBECCA’s launch taken from the book “Schooner,” and p.31 a review of “Schooner” under Good Books column.
  • WOODENBOAT Magazine, Number 214, June 2010, “A 29′ Weekender from Gannon and Benjamin,” (cover story)features the Holmes Hole 29 “Wave”, launched in 2009.
  • SAIL MAGAZINE, Column Under Sail, “Wooden Warhorses” by David Schmidt displays a picture of JUNO taken at the 2009 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. JUNO has finished first all four times she has entered.
  • MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIFE, “Great Grains,” 2008 annual issue, pp 52-29. Cover story about Gannon and Benjamin. Cover photo of “Charlotte,” 50′ schooner launched September 2007.
  • CAPE COD TRAVEL GUIDE, Spring/Summer 2007. Cover photograph is of “Juno,” the 65′ schooner built by G&B and launched September 2003.
  • OFFSHORE, November 2005, “An Island Haven,” p. 49. An article about Holmes Hole, aka Vineyard Haven, credits “the legendary boatbuilders” (Nat and Ross) for attracting, or building, the large wooden boat fleet in the town’s harbor.
  • CAPE COD MAGAZINE, August 2005, JUNO is featured on the cover.
  • ARTE NAVALE, Anno 6, Numero 29. April/May 2005, “Dalle Alpi al mare.” Photographer David Forster’s picture of JUNO, taken during the 2004 Classic Yacht Regatta in Antigua, BWI, appears on page 105. In the 2004 regatta, JUNO won her class;in 2005,she swe
  • MEN’S JOURNAL, “American Classics, March 2005, p.82. Article celebrates craftsmanship. Pictures of G&B and a brief commentary.
  • CRUISING WORLD, November 2004, “Irresistible Lure,” pp. 36-43. Article about Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket has pictures of G&B and a page spread of Vineyard Haven harbor with G&B-built LIBERTY at her mooring in the foreground (pp40-41).Nat’s own boat,
  • VINEYARD STYLE, Fall 2004, “Sitting on the Rail; The Vantage Point of Photographer Louisa Gould,” pp.32-41 features pictures of some G&B boats: Isabella, Rebecca, Hope and Wonder.
  • CAPE COD LIFE, July 2004, “Chartered Adventures,” opens the article citing G&B’s charter vessel WHEN AND IF.
  • WOODEN BOAT No. 178, May/June 2004, “Designs Department,” CELESTE, the 28′ gaff sloop launched in 2003. Cover story, “The Education of Myles Thurlow,” is a feature article about G&B’s local rigger, with mention and picture of JUNO.
  • WOODEN BOAT No. 176, January/February 2004, “Around the Yards”. JUNO launch.
  • SOUNDINGS, February 2004, “Schooner Magic,” cover story, p. 26 REBECCA
  • BOAT USA, December 2003, p. 24. JUNO launch.
  • OFFSHORE, November 2003, p. 18. JUNO launch.
  • PORTLAND magazine, July/August 2003, “From the Editor,” p.10. About WHEN AND IF.
  • WOODEN BOAT, No. 168, September/October 2002, “The Schooner REBECCA: Pragmatism born of Experience,” by Bill Mayher, p. 70.
  • MARTHA’S VINEYARD MAGAZINE, July/August 2001, p. 18. “A Harbor of Wooden Boats: The schooner REBECCA,” p. 18.
  • WOODEN BOAT MAGAZINE, “The Right Stuff: With top materials and smart construction, REBECCA is built for the ages,” by Daivd Stimson, p. 24.
  • MARTHA’S VINEYARD MAGAZINE, May/June 1997, “Waterfront Renaissance.” Gannon and Benjamin’s role in the waterfront economy.
  • SAIL, November 1996, cover picture, LANA & HARLEY (now CALABASH), built 1988 by G&B.
  • WOODEN BOAT,September/October 1992, “Candle in the Wind: A new yawl in the old tradition.” About G&B and Nat’s design of a 30’gaff yawl.
  • CAPE COD COMPASS MAGAZINE, Vol. 36, late summer/fall 1989, “To Build A Boat,” p. 51, with picture of Liberty, Swallows & Amazons Forever and Sally Mae under sail.
  • ISLANDS, An International Magazine, March 1987, “Building Boats on Martha’s Vineyard,” p. 121.
  • WOODEN BOAT, No. 95, July/August 1990, “Gannon and Benjamin,” p. 70. The story of G&B’s fire in October 1989. Full page picture of LIBERTY, built by G&B in 1986.