Thomaston, Maine: Lyman-Morse, with support from the Cruising Club of America and the Ocean Cruising Club, has organized a Designers' Forum on Saturday, October 21st. Eleven recognized naval architects and designers will arrive from across the country to participate.
"We think the industry has a lot to talk about right now- whether it is the America's Cup going back to monohulls; the state of our sport; or what's next for all of us in this business?" said Drew Lyman, President of Lyman-Morse. "We talk about this constantly and we thought it would be interesting to let the public in on the conversation."
The event will begin with an Open House at Lyman-Morse in Thomaston, with designers on hand to showcase their latest work from 10-1pm. After a break for lunch, a capacity crowd of 100 will gather at the Farnsworth Museum's Wyeth Center for a Designers' Panel Discussion and Q&A segment. The themes for the two 45-minute discussions is Yachting Today and Tomorrow. John Hanson, Founder and Publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine will serve as moderator for the Today segment. Aaron Porter, Editor of Professional Boatbuilder will lead the Tomorrow session. Afterwards, guests will continue the discussion at a festive reception at 250 Main Hotel catered by Café Miranda.
Peter Boyce – C. Raymond Hunt
Scott Jutson – Jutson Marine Design
David McCollough – McCollough Yachts
Ed Joy – Ed Joy Yacht Design
Chuck Paine – CW Paine Yacht Design
Jay Paris – Jay E. Paris Naval Architecture
Bob Stephens – Stephens Waring Yacht Design
Jim Taylor – Jim Taylor Yacht Designs
Paul Waring – Stephens Waring Yacht Design
Doug Zurn – Zurn Yacht Design
If you have any questions about the event please email or call Marnie Read.