The Albury Brothers Boatbuilding Company started creating boats on Man-O-War Cay in the Abacos in 1952, when Willard Albury founded the operation with his father and brother. The family’s round-bottom wooden vessels with wave-slicing bows soon became well-known for being seakindly. Albury grew to become such an in-demand builder that Jeff Lichterman wasn’t willing to go on the two-year waiting list when he wanted an Albury Brothers boat. Lichterman made the family an offer they couldn’t refuse: Let him build their boats in the United States on a larger scale, and they would get a royalty. After more than 350 boats in 13 years, the formula has proved a success. And even today, an Albury Brothers boat, now built in fiberglass, retains that round-bottom hull that runs softly across the sea. Below is Lichterman’s take on the history of how the brand evolved from then until now, with buyers still looking for more to come.