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Pets Aboard: Winston The Dinghy Dude

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Winston the purebred poodle spends his summers cruising cruising New England with his humans, Steve and Theresa Hutchins aboard their Kadey-Krogen Whaleback 48, Sea Quill.

After waiting out the winter months in sunny Florida, Winston and Company are setting their sights as far north as Maine and possibly Nova Scotia this cruising season. Winston spends his days aboard patrolling the decks looking for porpoise that may invade their cruising space. So far it is a winning battle.

In eight years of cruising Winston has learned that few things are more important than maintaining top-notch style when aboard you dinghy—which he does proudly.


Keep sending Pets Aboard pictures of your dogs or cats to, and we’ll put him or her on display like Winston. Ideally you will include the names of the human companions, the make, model and name of boat, homeport, and a paragraph that provides context for the image or describes what makes your pet special. If you’ve got the image in high-resolution, that would allow us to publish it in the magazine, or a calendar.

And once we get organized again, we’ll have another contest like the one we recently completed. Click to view the winners. We’ll select the contestants from dogs submitted to Pets Aboard.