X43 motoryacht under construction

Made in Manchuria

After four-and-a-half years of work on tooling, molds, and construction for a 43‘ (13.1m) motoryacht, a northern Chinese firm, dba XSYacht, has launched its first hull, targeting Chinese, Southeast Asian,… Read more »

K8 sport sloop

Soft-Wing Sport Boat

The men from Down Under—brothers Greg and Patrick Johnston—who described their revolutionary “soft” sail system in Professional BoatBuilder No. 140 (“Working-Class Wing”), and in more detail on our website… Read more »

Engineered ebony veneer

Engineered Ebony Veneer

Oakwood Veneer Company, a Michigan-based supplier of veneers and related products, recently announced a new Italian Macassar ebony design. Oakwood Veneer’s David Rodgers notes that so-called engineered veneers—made by slicing… Read more »

Carbon Calcutta

People get into the boatbuilding business in many ways: following in their fathers’ footsteps, pursuing any job they could get, serendipity, or as seems so often the case, they became… Read more »

Green marine sailing shot

Greener Pastures

It has been more than six years since PBB’s editor, Aaron Porter, and then technical editor, Bruce Pfund, visited Green Marine in Southampton, U.K., so now seems like a good… Read more »

Harken winch

Trimming Hard Sails

One doesn’t have to be an America’s Cup insider to appreciate the sophisticated technologies behind the 72‘ (30m) foiling catamarans that competed in the 2013 event on San Francisco Bay…. Read more »