Issue No. 143, June/July 2013 — Table of Contents
On the cover: New J-class rules allow for auxiliary propulsion, hence the nicely faired propeller aperture on as-yet-unnamed J8, Holland Jachtbouw’s latest J-class yacht, under construction in Zaandam, The Netherlands. The hull and deck were fabricated at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw in Makkam and transported by barge to the yard for systems fitting, woodwork, paint, and all other finishing work.
Photograph by Dan Spurr.
28 Phenomenon on Front Street
An interview by Paul Lazarus
Three veteran Maine boatbuilders and the head of an industrial composites firm joined forces in 2011 to create—in no time flat—an award-winning full-service large-yacht facility.
40 Lemsteraaks to Superyachts
by Dan Spurr
Holland Jachtbouw has emerged as one of the busiest builders of large custom yachts in The Netherlands.
by Roger McAfee
Canadian boatbuilder Campion Marine responded to consumer interest by embracing environmentally sensitive production materials, electric propulsion, and a line of composite pontoon boats.
62 Lessons From the Oil Sump
by Steve D’Antonio
Analysis of used engine, transmission, and hydraulic oils can yield invaluable diagnostic data to help predict and avoid mechanical failures.
6 Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on marine hybrid propulsion systems; reducing vertical accelerations through hull design; and a yard’s warranty responsibilities for owner-purchased components.
compiled by Dan Spurr
Boesch runabouts; building tooling with Parabeam; an expedition powercat from Du Toit; nonmetallic seacocks; and reducing weight and improving ride with membrane hull skins.
22 Best Practices
by Bruce Pfund
An autopsy of perpetually wet bilge-pump wiring makes the case for wire-to-wire electrical connections in severe and exposed conditions.
80 Parting Shot
by Benjamin Ford
Protect your investment in worker training with non-compete agreements.
73 New Products and Processes
77 Classified Advertising