Professional BoatBuilder #167 June/July 2017

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

June/July 2017

On the cover: The 42' (12.8m) Silver Mist, a 1957-vintage commercial fishing boat originally built by Wahl in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, undergoes a full rebuild and custom conversion to a coastal pleasure cruiser at Commodore's Boats in Vancouver. Here, Commodore's crew Terry Karlsen fits a sheer plank snuggly against the filler blocks and black UHMW sister frames. Inside those, the new jack beams support the purpleheart aft cabin coaming. Sunny Butte works in the background. Story on page 14. Photograph courtesy Commodore's Boats.


  • Commodore's Boats: Old Ways and Innovation by Shelley McIvor. This Vancouver yard specializes in restoring and refitting large wooden boats by preserving the tools and skills of the past-and incorporating modern materials.
  • Fast Boats for Professionals. Plus a Few Yachtsmen. by Paul Lazarus. Swedish naval architect Petter H?kanson designs high-performance, multi-mission combatant craft and civilian variants for those who favor professional-grade boats.
  • The Marshall Plan by Dan Spurr. Gregory C. Marshall, of Victoria, British Columbia, has the talent and team to turn out admirable new designs and to refit and redecorate superyachts.
  • Euro Vision by Steve D'Antonio. The challenges of weighing competing practical, technical, and regulatory demands when designing crew-transfer vessels for offshore wind farms.


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