Author: Dan Spurr


Wood To Glass

The biggest changes in modern boatbuilding occurred between the years 1940 and 1970. Professional BoatBuilder, in partnership with several museums, announces an exhibition of pioneering designers and builders of fiberglass… Read more »


Batteries Not Needed?

A Swiss firm, Silicon Fire AG, is making some bold claims about replacing batteries, and conventional fuel, with hydrogen-methanol on board boats. “Electricity can be stored at any time in… Read more »


Chuck Husick

Industry veterans will best remember Chuck Husick as the former head of Chris-Craft, and as author of numerous articles in boating magazines, not the least of which was a Q&A… Read more »

Kvichak Marine, oil skimmer


Kvichak Marine, a builder of aluminum workboats in Seattle, Washington, this summer received multiple orders for its 30′3″ x 8′ (9.2m x 2.4m) Rapid Response Oil Skimmers fitted with the… Read more »


Daggerboard Debate

In March Professional BoatBuilder editor-at-large Dan Spurr visited with Pete Melvin, of Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering, in Huntington Beach, California. Melvin is an aerospace engineer by training and… Read more »