THE RELEASE 43’ – The Journey Begins

A classic style boat built with today’s technology.  It sounds easy, but it’s a lot easier to fail than succeed.  I knew that as tempting as it was to “copy” one of the legendary gameboats, it wasn’t an option.  So, I decided to use the 43’ Merritt as the benchmark.  Between meetings, phone calls and emails Erwin finally has a …

The Process Begins – With A Fishing Trip!

One of the important decisions I made was to fly Erwin to Guatemala and have him experience the “fleet” first hand. We went out fishing on Release, a 1961 37’ Merritt.  What I wanted Erwin to see was the clean wake. I have never fished a boat that has a wake like that boat. The other unique characteristic is the …

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Release Boatworks – How did this happen?

My friend Captain David Salazar and I were standing in the boatyard at Hurricane Cove Marina admiring our handiwork on a completely restored 1962 Rybovich, the Pelagian.  We were putting the finishing touches on another restoration project that had begun nearly two years earlier.  “You know” said Dave, “it’s about time to build your own boat. Aren’t you tired of …