Professional BoatBuilder Magazine
On the cover: Working from a hydraulic manlift at Newport (Rhode Island) Shipyard, Vinnie Pard marks an edge of a cutout he's made in the starboard topsides of a 60' (18.3m) Gunboat production catamaran. That opening will accommodate the upper trunk, or case, for a custom-designed and -built curved-carbon daggerboard. Pard will then repeat the process on the port hull, during an extensive refit conducted by Alfresco Composites of nearby Portsmouth. Photograph by Billy Black.
Hands-on, by Paul Lazarus. Advances in foil design, construction materials, and networked ride controls have led to a renaissance in hydrofoiling.
Foiling, Part 2: From Niche to Market. by Dieter Loibner. Numerous powerboat designers, builders, and entrepreneurs are striving to deliver the first successful mass-market hydrofoiler. No winner yet.
Skate 15, by Brandon Davis. Racer/raider/cruiser designed for kit construction offers high performance for a cash-strapped middle class.
Shape Shifters, by Charles Palamé. The promising and pragmatic case for morphing hulls that can change shape while under way.
Plus for this issues the Parting Shot, by Paul Lazarus.
Revisiting NASA's trove of wood compression fatigue data on the advice of Meade Gougeon.