Boston Whalers arethequintessential American motorboats. Born from innovation, risk, and above allhard work, their reputation for reliability, fun, and safety haschanged the way the people go boating. The first Whalers hit the water in 1958, but the“Unsinkable Legend” was created with a daring launch in 1961, when Boston Whaler founder Richard “Dick” Fishersawed a boat in halfbefore the cameras ofLifemagazine -- and then piloted the back half of the hull around Wampatuck Pond in Hanson, Massachusetts.
People were shocked and delighted, and the company made itsmark on the history of boatingby proving that it had created something altogether new andabsolutely unsinkable. Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler is the first book to tell the story of these iconic boats. Published tocelebrate the company's 60th anniversary, author Matthew Plunkett relays a fascinating and engaging tale beginning with how Dick Fisher came to create Boston Whaler and then detailing how the companyevolvedover the decades.
From the original 13' hull, unflatteringly known as the “blue bathtub,” to itscurrent flagship, the 420 Outrage, this book covers the whole story of a truly American company. Drawing on dozens of interviews with employees who were there in the plants, at the dealerships, and on the boats,Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaleris filled with previously untold stories as well as never before published images, including photos from the families of Dick Fisher and legendary designer Bob Dougherty, Mr. Unsinkable himself.
This intimate look into the creation, culture, and ongoing legacy of Boston Whaler reveals just how influential this company has been both within the industry and for its legions of diehard fans around the world.