Legacy of an "Old Salt."
"We do not own these vessels they own us.  I hold a high regard for the artists of these craft, the way they created them, and their ideals."

Richard Gardner, passion, devotion, and history
"My life's passion is to restore the splendor of these vessels, vessels of an era gone by.  Naturally, to be a caretaker of our nautical history,  is the most gratifying life's ambition I can imagine."

The Motor Vessel Deerleap
M.V. Deerleap
LOA: 85'
Beam: 17'
Draft: 9'
Power: Twin GM 671's
Builder: Hoffar and Beaching Maritime Designers and Builders
Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots
Top Speed: 10 knots

The Classic Commuter, Old Age
Old Age
Builder: consolidated
Express Cruiser Commuter
Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
LOA: 65
Beam: 12' 8"
Draft: 3.6'
Power: Twin GM 671's, originally speedway gas
(30knotts 500hp)
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Top Speed:  24 knots

Vessel now owned by Bob Swaim, Long Beach, California

Classic Fayenbowen runabout, Tender Old Age
Tender Old Age
Builder: Faybowen
Utility Launch
LOA: 26'
Beam: 5'
Power: 475 Gray Marine

Vessel now owned by Steve Hipsak, Anahiem Hills, California

Classic Garwood runabout, Speakeasy
Builder: Garwood
3 Cockpit
LOA: 22'
Beam: 6'
Power: 6 cyl Scripts

Vessel now owned by Bob Swaim, Long Beach, California

Hello Baby during the filming of TNT's award winning movie, WallaceClassic Chris Craft runabout, Hello Baby
Hello Baby
Builder: Chris Craft
Barrel Back
LOA: 19'
Beam: 5'
Power: Chrysler Crown

M.V. Deerleap

Richard C. Gardner, Captain