Unsinkable

The Story of Boston Whaler

Matthew D. Plunkett, contributions by Clint Fisher Crowell
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This intimate look into the creation, culture, and ongoing legacy of Boston Whaler reveals just how influential this company has been both within the industry and for its legions of diehard fans around the world.

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 by proving that it had created something altogether new and absolutely unsinkable.

Unsinkable: The Story of Boston Whaler is the first book to tell the story of these iconic boats. Beginning with how Dick Fisher came to create Boston Whaler and then detailing how the company changed - and did not change - over the decades, author Matthew Plunkett relays a fascinating and engaging tale.

From the original 13 hull, unflatteringly known as the 'blue bathtub,' to its current flagship, the 420 Outrage, this book covers the whole story of a truly American company.

Drawing on dozens of interviews with employees who were there in the plants, at the dealerships, and on the boats, Unsinkable: The Story of the Boston Whaler is filled with previously untold stories as well as never before published images, including photos from the families of Dick Fisher and legendary designer Bob Dougherty, Mr. Unsinkable himself.
This intimate look into the creation, culture, and ongoing legacy of Boston Whaler reveals just how influential this company has been both within the industry and for its legions of diehard fans around the world.
Category: History
ISBN: 9780760359990
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Motorbooks
Pub Date: November 2017
Page Extent: 208
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: History