The Test of Time

One of the best things about Burnham is our customers. Whether we are at a regatta or picking up the phone in the shop, chatting with and hearing from our customers is at the top of our list. No matter what kind of day it is, these interactions are guaranteed to make it a great one!

Today, we heard from Paul Harvey. He's been a customer for 30 years now and counting. He sent us this photo of his beloved Bay 21 in its newest Burnham cover. (Paul designed the Bay 21 with Bill Tytus and began Bay Shells, Inc.)

"Thank you for your great work on my new boat cover. This is #3 Burnham cover for my Bay 21. Couldn’t be better!"

"If you can believe it, l measured my first Bay 21 and sent the dimensions to Kay so she could make the first one. Bill Tytus (at Pocock Racing Shells), and l, developed the Bay 21. That was 30 years ago!"

The Kay who Paul is referring to was the wife of Burnham Boat Slings founder, Harry Burnham. Harry and Kay Burnham made boat covers and slings for about a dozen years in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont until they sold their business to Peter Kermond. Still a New England tradition, the Burnham shop is now located at 57 Hanover ST, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Stop by and say hello, or send us a photo of you and your boat. We would be delighted to feature you here as well.

-- Cover the boat you love with the best