Author: Dan Spurr

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22′ Electric Boat

Sailors will remember Ian Bruce as the “Father of the Laser.” The 13.8‘  (4.2m) cartopper ranks as one of the world’s most popular boats. Born in Jamaica and educated in… Read more »

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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 »