MODERN LIVING: Sailor's Delight

The pleasure-boat industry climbed over the $1 billion mark for the first time in 1954. Last week, as boatbuilders opened the biggest national Motor Boat Show in history, the outlook for 1955 was even better. On opening night alone, some 25,000 fans jammed into New York City's Kingsbridge Armory to see 380 boats and thousands of gadgets from 233 exhibitors.

The biggest boat in the show was a 51-ft. Wheeler cruiser with twin 200-h.p. diesels, a complete electric galley, two showers, and staterooms for eight. It was sold for $88,000 to John Sparler...

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