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Rovings April/May Issue 142

Professional BoatBuilder magazine No. 142 Compiled by Dan Spurr Parts and Panels Competition Composites (CCI), a small six-year-old company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, two years ago broke the $1 million… Read more »

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 »