Professional BoatBuilder #165 February/March 2017

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

February/March 2017

On the Cover: Building an obsessively accurate template of a yacht deck is the first step in Teakdecking Systems' method of constructing deck panels at its Florida production shop for installation at build and refit shops anywhere in the world. Story on page 22.Photograph by Aaron Porter.


  • The Tech of Teak by Aaron Porter.  A manufacturing idea conceived in Sweden and developed in Florida changed the way boat builders and refit yards build teak decks the world over.
  • The Competitor By Steve D'Antonio.  Australian boatbuilder and professional racing sailor Mark Richards builds Palm Beach Motor Yachts into a thriving production brand.
  • Going Coastal by Mike Telleria.  Nordhavn faced challenges in designing its 59' semi-displacement model for coastal cruising and to meet European Category A specifications.
  • Three's a Crowd by Dan Spurr.  The refit projects at Philbrook's on Vancouver Island fit the bill, fill the property, and keep a crew of 60 busy.
  • Wylie's Way by Ross Tibbits.  After 40 years designing competitive sailing yachts, Tom Wylie thinks more about his new boats' impacts on the environment than on the racing circuit.

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