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Unsinkable : the history of Boston Whaler

Author: Matthew D Plunkett; Clint Fisher Crowell
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Motorbooks, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boston Whalers are the quintessential American motorboats. Born from innovation, risk, and above all hard work, their reputation for reliability, fun, and safety has changed the way the people go boating. The first Whalers hit the water in 1958, but the "Unsinkable Legend" was created with a daring launch in 1961, when Boston Whaler founder Richard "Dick" Fisher sawed a boat in half before the cameras of Life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew D Plunkett; Clint Fisher Crowell
ISBN: 9780760359990 0760359997
OCLC Number: 989966046
Notes: Boston Whaler is a name that brings a knowing smile to the face of anyone who's ever stepped aboard one of the fiberglass boats that bear its insignia. Since the first boat left a largely improvised factory floor in 1958, these boats hav revolutionaized the indiustry and enjoyed an almost cult-like following around the globe. Unsinkable brings the legen of Boston Whaler to vivid life for hte first time on the printed page. With over 200 photos, many previously unpublished, and stories from the people who brought the legend to life, Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler tells the complete story of this iconic American company and its celebrated boats.
Description: vii, 199 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Matthew D. Plunkett, foreword by Clint Fisher Crowell.

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Boston Whalers are the quintessential American motorboats. Born from innovation, risk, and above all hard work, their reputation for reliability, fun, and safety has changed the way the people go boating. The first Whalers hit the water in 1958, but the "Unsinkable Legend" was created with a daring launch in 1961, when Boston Whaler founder Richard "Dick" Fisher sawed a boat in half before the cameras of Life magazine -- and then piloted the back half of the hull around Wampatuck Pond in Hanson, Massachusetts. People were shocked and delighted, and the company made its mark on the history of boating.

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