Author: Paul Lazarus

Work in Progress

Our profile of independent Swedish naval architect Petter Håkanson in Professional BoatBuilder (see “Fast Boats for Professionals. Plus a Few Yachtsmen.” PBB No. 167, June/July 2017) concentrated on his career… Read more »

Sonny Levi

Sonny Levi: 1926-2016

In 1992, designer-engineer Renato “Sonny” Levi (pronounced levee) published Milestones in My Designs, a large-format hardcover book highlighting then-40 years’ worth of his marine “projects,” which he summarized this way:… Read more »

MDT’s Vector 40

Last May, while on location near Stockholm, Sweden, preparing a profile of Hamnvägen-based Mannerfelt Design Team for Professional BoatBuilder magazine (see the cover story of PBB No. 163, Oct/Nov 2016),… Read more »

Ambiguous Ancestry

  Born and raised in Nova Scotia but schooled in Britain, Commodore Fraser Fraser-Harris flew carrier-based fighter-bombers and fighter planes throughout the Second World War, and later captained surface combatants… Read more »