MODERN LIVING: Power Afloat

MODERN LIVING Power Afloat

In Manhattan's Coliseum last week a record number of marine builders (397) launched the 48th National Motor Boat Show wlth a record number of boats (455). The boatbuilders were optimistic for 1958, expected that spending of waterborne Americans would top last year's record $1.91 billion.

Plastic boats, which were about 15% of those made last year, are growing by 20% a year and rapidly taking over the industry. Some 95 plastic or fiber-glass boats were on display, including the 41-ft Bounty II, biggest plastic boat, with a 55-ft. fiber-glass...

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