Author: Dan Spurr

arion at anchorage

Still Ticking

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 Compiled by Dan Spurr Ostensibly the first fiberglass auxiliary sailboat ever built was Arion, built by The Anchorage, in Warren, Rhode Island, and launched… Read more »

iguana on wheels

Day of the Iguana

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 Compiled by Dan Spurr If you thought the amphibious aftermarket Sealegs systems, which appeared in this column in the last issue (PBB No. 156,… Read more »

Schiada Super Cruiser 43

High-Tech Hardtop

From “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Yacht designer Bill Prince recently saw the launching of Black Diamond, a custom version of a 43‘ (13.1m) production model… Read more »

Bente 24

A Boat, an Online Event

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Stephen Boden, 47, a native of Hamburg, Germany, and author of two books on minimalist cruising aboard small sailboats, decided… Read more »

going in

Amphibious Add-on

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Sealegs Capt. Ken Green and photographer Billy Black, who’s also a regular contributor to PBB, shot this fun video showing… Read more »

155 fujinship 700

Custom Carbon Cat Cloth

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 155 Compiled by Dan Spurr Gold Coast Yachts (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands), builder of sailing catamarans, started out in 1985 building wood/epoxy boats (see… Read more »