Author: Aaron Porter

ProBoat Design Challenger winners

Design Challenge II Winners

Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines’ second design challenge drew 58 excellent submissions from professional and amateur designers in 17 countries. Our panel of judges had the pleasure of studying all… Read more »


Design Challengers

This scorching first week of July, we at Professional BoatBuilder were lucky to have some business to attend to on the water. Two boats built to designs from our 2009… Read more »


Morris Yachts Core Repair

As new-boat sales fell sharply during the early days of the current recession, production builders scrambled for cover. Some downsized; others looked to more-thriving markets such as alternative energy; and… Read more »

resin infusion video

Temperature-Controlled Molding

The combination of temperature-controlled infusion tables and a controlled radical polymerization additive for vinyl ester resin makes the infusion of thick laminate stacks in one shot—a relatively worry-free process. These… Read more »


Rondal Spars

Everything about the Royal Huisman yard and attached Rondal fabrication shops in Vollenhove, The Netherlands, is clean and professional. And big. When a carload of Professional BoatBuilder staff landed there… Read more »

Design Challenge 1

The Pursuit of Pleasure at 2 Gallons Per Hour Now closed for submissions, judging is underway. Design Parameters: 16′6″ to 18′6″ overall length, stem to stern (transom) 25-hp maximum power… Read more »