Power & Motoryacht

The Father of Modern Powerboat Design

One of my favorite stomps as a kid was the old boatyards down by the port in San Pedro, California. I had a fascination with hull design even at that age, so I cruised these yards looking at the undersides of boats blocked for storage. I learned a lot about hull design this way, and ran across some very curious boats at times.

Wandering through a yard in San Pedro one day in 1972, I came

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