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Survivor III: Mark Bruckmann

Editor’s Note: The following article first appeared in Professional BoatBuilder issue No. 139. It is one of a series we’ve published since the Great Recession of 2008, profiling boat builders who… Read more »

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Survivor II: James Betts

Editor’s Note: The following article first appeared in Professional BoatBuilder issue No. 129. It is one of a series we’ve published since the Great Recession of 2008, profiling boat builders who… Read more »

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Survivor I: Dennis Choate

Editor’s Note: The following article first appeared in Professional BoatBuilder issue No. 126. It is one of a series we’ve published since the Great Recession of 2008, profiling boat builders who… Read more »

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Slip Slidin’ Away

Perhaps the largest private naval architecture firm in the world, Vripack, announced its first patent of a hullform—the Slide Hull. This after 55 years in business and more than 7,300… Read more »

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Braid My Rig

Future Fibres, a division of Southern Spars, and parent company North Sails Group recently purchased a new Herzog braiding machine to enhance its capabilities in making multi-strand carbon fiber rigging… Read more »

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Super Power

Minnesota-based Emerson Industrial Automation partnered with Italian builder Wider to develop a diesel-electric propulsion system for a 150′ (46m) motoryacht using its Powerdrive MD2 modular drives coupled with azimuth pods…. Read more »