Professional BoatBuilder #151 October/November 2014

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

October/November 2014
25th Anniversary Edition



  • Passage Maker
    by Ted Jones. 
    Best known for drawing the iconic ocean racer Windward Passage, Alan P. Gurney, who died in 2012, designed numerous able offshore and coastal racing and cruising boats before he quit yacht design in the early 1970s for a second career studying polar exploration.
  • H/G-H Pilot Boats, Part 2
    by Paul Lazarus. 
    Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, Massachusetts, owned and operated by the Duclos family, has built hundreds of custom and semi-custom steel and aluminum small craft and small ships since the yard's startup in 1955-including more pilot boats than any builder in the country.
  • What a Concept!
    by Rob Mazza. 
    Specializing in everything from plugs to production molds for 38 years, Florida-based Marine Concepts has spurred its recent growth by offering one-stop shopping for new-product development.
  • Order of Assembly
    by John Kecsmar. 
    To prevent distortion in aluminum hull structures, it's essential to weld the pieces in the correct sequence. But determining that sequence for any given hull requires time, planning, and experience.
  • Fleming: An Asian Pacific Venture
    by Steve D'Antonio. 
    Tony Fleming has made a career of building boats in the Far East-starting at American Marine in Hong Kong in 1962 and launching the first of his Taiwanese-built Fleming yachts in 1986.
  • Flight Plans
    by Steve Killing. 
    The introduction and refinement of foils presents intriguing design challenges for the C-Class catamaran teams competing for the "Little Cup."
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