Naval architect Geerd N. Hendel (1903–1998) lived in midcoast Maine and designed a truly amazing variety of watercraft. His designs are sophisticated and polished yet respond admirably to the functions they were to perform. Hendel designed the Boothbay Harbor One Design, recreational sailboats, sportfishmen, yachts, trawlers, and logging towboats. He was a pioneer in designing aluminum boats for saltwater use.
By Roger Allen Moody