WITH berths for five, Duchess
has cruised from Tinney’s
home port of Wilmington as
far south as Georgetown, South
Carolina, and as far north as the Chesapeake Bay.
Drawing 4 feet, Duchess has a fairly shallow
draft but Tinney says the local waters are becom-ing
more difficult to navigate as the Intracoastal
Waterway has not been dredged in some time.
Her classic shape and beautifully varnished
mahogany make Duchess a unique sight around
Wrightsville Beach amid all the fiberglass fishing
and pleasure boats.