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The Perfect Day Job


For someone who’s spent a lifetime on the water, Billy Black has the perfect job: he photographs boats for a living. His work graces not only the pages of Soundings, but also dozens of other regional and national boating magazines. This video shows some of our favorite shots from Black’s library:

Black has some interesting tales to tell about his experiences with boats, including a trans-Atlantic race, many deliveries and surviving a particularly nasty storm. You can find more in our interview with Billy Black in Soundings’ January 2018 Walking The Plank article.



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