Design

electric boat

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 »

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 »

K8 sport sloop

Soft-Wing Sport Boat

The men from Down Under—brothers Greg and Patrick Johnston—who described their revolutionary “soft” sail system in Professional BoatBuilder No. 140 (“Working-Class Wing”), and in more detail on our website ProBoat.com… 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 »