Professional BoatBuilder

Issue No. 143, June/July 2013 — Table of Contents


Professional BoatBuilder 143 June/JulyOn the cover: New J-class rules allow for auxiliary propulsion, hence the nicely faired propeller aperture on as-yet-unnamed J8, Holland Jachtbouw’s latest J-class yacht, under construction in Zaandam, The Netherlands. The hull and deck were fabricated at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw in Makkam and transported by barge to the yard for systems fitting, woodwork, paint, and all other finishing work.
Photograph by Dan Spurr.



Billy Black
A new large-yacht yard.
Page 28.

28    Phenomenon on Front Street
An interview by Paul Lazarus
Three veteran Maine boatbuilders and the head of an industrial composites firm joined forces in 2011 to create—in no time flat—an award-winning full-service large-yacht facility.

Holland Jachbouw
Dan Spurr
Holland Jachtbouw.
Page 40.

40    Lemsteraaks to Superyachts
by Dan Spurr
Holland Jachtbouw has emerged as one of the busiest builders of large custom yachts in The Netherlands.

Innovation at Champion
Courtesy Campion Marine
Innovation at Campion.
Page 52.

52    Driven!
by Roger McAfee
Canadian boatbuilder Campion Marine responded to consumer interest by embracing environmentally sensitive production materials, electric propulsion, and a line of composite pontoon boats.

Embracing oil analysis
Steve D’Antonio
Embracing oil analysis.
Page 62.

62    Lessons From the Oil Sump
by Steve D’Antonio
Analysis of used engine, transmission, and hydraulic oils can yield invaluable diagnostic data to help predict and avoid mechanical failures.



6    Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on marine hybrid propulsion systems; reducing vertical accelerations through hull design; and a yard’s warranty responsibilities for owner-purchased components.

10    Rovings 
compiled by Dan Spurr
Boesch runabouts; building tooling with Parabeam; an expedition powercat from Du Toit; nonmetallic seacocks; and reducing weight and improving ride with membrane hull skins.

22    Best Practices
by Bruce Pfund
An autopsy of perpetually wet bilge-pump wiring makes the case for wire-to-wire electrical connections in severe and exposed conditions.

80    Parting Shot
by Benjamin Ford
Protect your investment in worker training with non-compete agreements.


73    New Products and Processes

74    Connections

77    Classified Advertising

79    Index to Advertisers