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Cruising World Magazine Features Westlawn
Bob Buckís Design in the November 2008
Studentís Design-Thesis Boat Becomes a Beautiful Reality
November 5, 2008, Mystic, CT:† When Westlawn
graduate Bob Bock enrolled in Westlawn to study yacht and boat design, he
hadnít planed to build his dream boat. For his final exam design thesis
sailboat project, he decided to draw up his dream boat. One thing lead to
another and somehow he ended up building his beautiful 52-foot yawl, Abigail.
The exquisite lines
of this sensible rugged design speak volumes about Bobís design ability and how
Westlawn training can hone and focus raw talent into top-notch design skill. In
fact, Bobís Abigail was so handsome that Cruising World magazine
featured the boat, the designer, and the design in itís November 2008 issue.
to read the story in full, including magnificent photos of Abigail under
sail and of her fine interior.
Abigail at her mooring
Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is
the only nationally accredited and state-certified distance-learning school of
small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the mission of
the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is threefold:
■ To provide our students with the skills and knowledge
required to build a rewarding career in the profession of yacht and small-craft
■ To support continued growth of the
recreational and small-craft marine community through the development of
well-trained, safety-oriented, boat designers developing better products for
the benefit of the boating public.
■ To provide continuing education to marine-industry
To learn more about
Westlawn, please call (860) 572-7900 or visit the Westlawn website at: www.westlawn.edu.