George Patten wanted the Patten 22 to be a lot fun to cruise for day or night out to the Isles of Shoal or up into Great Bay. After all, he grew up in Newcastle, NH a stones throw from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor and the North Atlantic and has had a lifetime of fun and adventure on the water. As a boy he doodled pictures of boats he imagined. In his 20’s he became a boat builder, the only independent builder Hinckley Yachts ever allowed to finish one of their hulls. Today his designs are not just imagined, they’re built in Eliot Maine on the Piscataqua River where there is a 300 year tradition of building the world’s best Navy vessels, boats and yachts. It’s a tradition that continues today at Patten yachts.