Author: Paul Lazarus

Afterlife Achieved

Yacht designer K. Aage Nielsen died 30 years ago this June at age 80. Born and raised in Denmark, and classically trained in that country’s apprenticeship system, Nielsen immigrated to… Read more »

Auto Boat NAPIER II

Missing Links

Maryland-based consulting naval architect William Hockberger said he was “searching for something else” last August when he stumbled on “a paper read before the Institute of Naval Architects, in London,… Read more »

Front Street photo by Billy Black

Going Up

Building the buildings at Front Street Shipyard. If there were a contest to determine what commercial builder in this country could erect the most infrastructure for a major boatyard in… Read more »

3M respirator

Reinventing the Respirator

In 2005, when George Buckley stepped down as head of Lake Forest, Illinois–based Brunswick Corporation—the world’s largest recreational-powerboat manufacturer, whose multiple brands were then achieving record sales—he didn’t disappear into… Read more »

Whaler01

Classic Whalers, Repurposed

At the 1958 edition of the Boston Boat Show, engineer/entrepreneur Dick Fisher introduced a pricey and—let’s be honest—homely 13′/4m utility outboard skiff. Looks aren’t everything, right? Fisher’s uniquely shaped boat,… Read more »

Motor Carrier photo

The Motor Carrier, Reinvented

Candidate products from a variety of vendors competing for innovation awards at IBEX—the annual marine-industry trade show held last fall in Louisville, Kentucky—were arrayed on and around a draped, multilevel… Read more »