HOWB 108 – Interview | Laura Prendergast of Pygmy Boats – Wooden Boat Kit Company

by admin on October 17, 2013

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Laura Prendergast of Pygmy Boats in Port Townsend, WA.  Laura has been with Pygmy since 2011 and wears many hats including the director of marketing.

Laura grew up in the hill country of Texas kayaking and tubing on the local rivers.  After attending Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas, she moved to Colorado to enjoy the Rocky Mountains and beautiful outdoors.  The next stop was Port Townsend, WA so that Laura’s husband – Griffin – could fulfill his dream of attending the NW School of Wooden Boat Building.

After moving to Port Townsend, Laura met John Lockwood (Pygmy Boats founder) and his daughter Freya and started talking boats, websites, and marketing. John offered Laura a job as marketing director and she has been doing an outstanding job ever since.

To listen to a previous podcast with Pygmy Boats founder John Lockwood, check out HOWB060.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Laura including conversations about the boats Pygmy offers, Greenland style paddles and more!

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

Students build their own kayaks during a Pygmy Class a the NW Maritime Center.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Students build their own kayaks during a Pygmy Class a the NW Maritime Center. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Pygmy's newest 14' kayak - Selkie.  Photo courtesy of Pygmy Boats.

Pygmy’s newest 14′ kayak – Selkie. Photo courtesy of Pygmy Boats.

Thanks Laura for taking time to record the interview.  Best to you all in your wooden boat adventures at Pygmy!

Assembled SCAMP Kit for Sale

Here’s the latest picture of my SCAMP progress.  To see full updates, costs and hours spent, go to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/SCAMP. She is for sale as a fully assembled kit ($7,200).  Save yourself 200 hours and buy her assembled 😀

Foresail 1 on Sept 16, 2013.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Foresail 1 on Sept 16, 2013. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

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