The latest design to come off Sam Devlin’s drafting table was inspired by his desire to create a cool boat that
millennials can love.
Sam Devlin’s TugZilla 26
is small enough to be a real harbor-type tug, but is
versatile enough to serve in many capacities.
Sam Devlin takes June's Rover 29 design and creates a practical but pretty cruising version that would fill any mariner's heart with wanderlust.
It’s not uncommon for me to be asked, “Of all the designs you have done, which is your favorite?”
Two great cruising adventures are possible in North America: the Inside Passage of the Pacific Northwest and the Great Loop, which wraps the eastern third of the United States and the southeastern part of Canada.
Anyone who knows me is aware of the two women who are the loves of my life: my lovely wife and first mate, Soitza, and the little retired salmon troller Josephine.
I couldn’t count how many times I have visited with prospective customers who, while talking about sailboats, have said, “I love it when I shut down the engine and hear only the sound of the water.”
An aggravating Saturday morning got my head spinning off in a new direction. It started when my lawnmower broke.
Inspiration sometimes follows a strange and twisted path to reality, initially as simple sketches, later as a full design and later yet — if at all — as a living and breathing vessel on the water.