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Boesch Motorboats

Rovings June/July Issue 143

from Professional BoatBuilder magazine No. 143 Compiled by Dan Spurr Classic Runabouts From Switzerland Located in Kilchberg, a quiet village a few kilometers from the center of Zürich, Switzerland, Boesch… Read more »

Optimaster 310

Optimaster 310

I designed the Optimaster after taking my 10-year-old daughter to sailing lessons at a yacht club in Brasilia, Brazil. Not surprisingly, her training boat was a ubiquitous Optimist pram. Some… 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 »

The Unsinkable

“The Unsinkable” and Additional Thoughts on Watertight Subdivision in Small Yachts In response to Eric Sorensen’s Parting Shot “The Unsinkable” in Professional BoatBuilder No. 140, Professional Engineer Christopher D. Barry… Read more »