Multihull designer Kurt Hughes will fill us in on how boatbuilders in Africa and India are working with his designs. We’ll also talk to him about his concept of “post-apocalyptic boatbuilding,” or “Strategies and Substitutions to save Money on Boat Construction.”
Hughes has paid close attention to changes in the market and offers some interesting ideas about how builders can make boats more affordable.
“Conventional wisdom says that building light is costly,” says Hughes. “If building light means carbon fiber, that is true. If building light instead means using superior engineering to configure the materials in efficient highest and best use, it saves cost.”
Join us for this engaging episode of ProBoat Radio West, hosted by Ann Avary of the Northwest Center of Excellence in Marine Manufacturing and Technology.