Sport: Pleasure Boatmen

A million-and-a-half pleasure craft, of which some 400,000 are motor boats, dot the waters of the U. S. Because of increased leisure and the creation of large artificial lakes as a result of Federal dam-building, the U. S. brotherhood of pleasure boatmen has expanded considerably in the past two years.

Last week in Manhattan's Grand Central Palace was held the 34th annual National Motor Boat Show, No. 1 rendezvous for pleasure boatmen. On display were 150 boats ranging from a 5-ft., $20 play boat to a 53-ft., $31,000 motor yacht. But the boats that attracted most attention were the 30-to-40-ft., $3,000-to-$...

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