Originally named Rambler II, the Heritage was built in 1963 in Deltaville VA. Built solidly of longleaf yellow pine on oak frames, the Rambler II spent her first 19 years as a party fishing boat in New Jersey and York, ME.
In 1982 she arrived in Portsmouth with the new name Heritage, and since has become an icon in the city, safely carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers through the beautiful waterways of the Seacoast. At 60 feet in length, the Heritage is the perfect size, allowing her to go where no other tour boats go. The smaller size of the Heritage makes for a more intimate setting, whether she’s underway on a public cruise or hosting a private charter. The Heritage has a capacity of 49 passengers and is equipped with a full bar and galley and two restrooms.
Utopia is the newest addition to the Portsmouth Harbor Cruises fleet. She was built in 1974 right here on the Piscataqua River, at Bruno & Stillman in Newington.
At 42 feet in length, Utopia has a down east style hull made of fiberglass and rides comfortably at sea. With a capacity of 28 passengers, she has an open deck at the stern with bench seating. More seating is also available inside the cabin. Utopia is equipped with one restroom, as well as a limited bar. She is available for smaller groups and charters and is the perfect platform for memorial services, including the scattering of ashes. Utopia will also ferry passengers to the Wood Island Life Saving Station Museum once that is operational.