MDT’s Vector 40

Last May, while on location near Stockholm, Sweden, preparing a profile of Hamnvägen-based Mannerfelt Design Team for Professional BoatBuilder magazine (see the cover story of PBB No. 163, Oct/Nov 2016),… 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 »

Ambiguous Ancestry

  Born and raised in Nova Scotia but schooled in Britain, Commodore Fraser Fraser-Harris flew carrier-based fighter-bombers and fighter planes throughout the Second World War, and later captained surface combatants… Read more »


Crash Course

Availability of cheaper, better accelerometers opens up the possibility of do-it-yourself impact-data collection for boat designers and builders. But how they collect those data depends on the sort of impacts… Read more »