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Professional BoatBuilder magazine cover

On the cover: The 42′ (12.8m) Silver Mist, a 1957-vintage commercial fishing boat originally built by Wahl in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, undergoes a full rebuild and custom conversion to a coastal pleasure cruiser at Commodore’s Boats in Vancouver. Here, Commodore’s crew Terry Karlsen fits a sheer plank snuggly against the filler blocks and black UHMW sister frames. Inside those, the new jack beams support the purpleheart aft cabin coaming. Sunny Butte works in the background. Story on page 14.
Photograph courtesy Commodore’s Boats.


Courtesy Commodore’s Boats

Refitting classics in Vancouver. Page 14.

14  Commodore’s Boats: Old Ways and Innovation
by Shelley McIvor
This Vancouver yard specializes in restoring and refitting large wooden boats by preserving the tools and skills of the past—and incorporating modern materials.

Courtesy Petter Håkanson

Designs of Petter Håkanson. Page 28.

28  Fast Boats for Professionals. Plus a Few Yachtsmen.
by Paul Lazarus
Swedish naval architect Petter Håkanson designs high-performance, multi-mission combatant craft and civilian variants for those who favor professional-grade boats.

Dan Spurr

Refit planning by Greg Marshall. Page 40.

40 The Marshall Plan
by Dan Spurr
Gregory C. Marshall, of Victoria, British Columbia, has the talent and team to turn out admirable new designs and to refit and redecorate superyachts.

Steve D’Antonio

Testing at Volvo Penta. Page 54.

54  Euro Vision
by Steve D’Antonio
The challenges of weighing competing practical, technical, and regulatory demands when designing crew-transfer vessels for offshore wind farms.


4 Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on the impact of new design technologies on the role of naval architects and the speed with which optimal hulls can be created to meet rating rules.

6 Rovings
compiled by Dan Spurr
Betts builds four carbon fiber cutters; early Kiwi deep-V; aluminum boat designs from Specmar; composite boat recycling update; Boat Track’s cloud services for builders, dealers, and service yards.

80 Parting Shot
by Andrew Hurst
Competitive dinghy sailing in the U.K. and the U.S. is a study in contrasts; one market focuses on professional competition, the other on fun.


66  Connections

69  Classified Advertising

71  Index to Advertisers