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Survivor I: Dennis Choate

Editor’s Note: The following article first appeared in Professional BoatBuilder issue No. 126. It is one of a series we’ve published since the Great Recession of 2008, profiling boat builders who… Read more »

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IBEX Preview: Training Days

During this year’s IBEX seminar series, speakers will share how they developed shop-floor training and apprenticeship programs to fill the skills gap. In major cities around the country, training centers… Read more »


Growth Through Diversity

The enterprising and innovative forays of boatbuilders and yacht designers beyond the marine sector have been well documented through the years: Nathanael Herreshoff made steam engines; W. Starling Burgess created… Read more »

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Pedrazzini at 101

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 155 Compiled by Dan Spurr In 1906, Augusto Pedrazzini, age 22, left his Lake Como home to try his luck working for the boatyards on Lake Zurich,… Read more »

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A Better Breakwater

Reading Paul Lazarus’s feature about the Maine Yacht Center and Brian Harris (“Some Assembly Required” in Professional BoatBuilder No. 155) reminded me of an interesting story Brian told me when… Read more »

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Have Crew—Will Travel

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr The practice is probably as old as the goatskin currach, but assembling a portable boatbuilding crew that travels to a… Read more »