Author: Dan Spurr

Boat sailing Northwest Passage

Sailing to the North Pole

The number of records for exploring our water-covered planet is limited only by one’s wild imagination…first to sail solo nonstop around the world, first to do the deed the “wrong… Read more »

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ABYC, Se Habla Español

Spanish-speaking applicants for the American Boat & Yacht Council’s Electrical Certification exam may now take it in their native language. The preparatory study guide is also available in Spanish. The… Read more »

Vripack's Yacht Design

Yacht Design by Vripack

The Dutch naval architecture firm Vripack, perhaps the world’s largest private entity specializing in boat and yacht design, engineering, styling, and brokerage, recently published Yacht Design by Vripack, a large-format… Read more »

Energy 48 Power Cruiser

Noted in the last issue of PBB, in a Rovings item about Scully’s Boats in Morgan City, Louisiana, was the local economic predictor: “As oil goes, so goes Louisiana boatbuilding.”… Read more »

Scully’s Aluminum Boats workboats

Scully’s Aluminum Boats

As oil goes, so goes Louisiana boatbuilding. That’s the message I got loud and clear from visiting several yards along the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Lafayette earlier this… Read more »