HOWB 132 – Interview | Jim Miller of WoodenBoat; Highlights of 2014 WoodenBoat Show Mystic, CT

by admin on May 29, 2014

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Jim Miller – President, General Manager and Publisher of WoodenBoat in Brooklin, ME.

Jim grew up in Rhode Island and played a lot of sports as a youth. He participated in some boating activities but the goal was mainly to catch fish and have fun.

After obtaining his business degree and working for a few years, Miller spotted a classified ad (in 1985) – WoodenBoat was looking to hire a Business Manager. Jim didn’t know anything about WoodenBoat, but he was living in Maine, so he interviewed for the position and was hired. At the time, he owned a center console fiberglass boat. He soon came to love wooden vessels and has since purchased and built several.

Miller owns a 1984 Bolger PowerCruiser – Blackbird. She was built by Onion River Boatworks in North Hero, VT and continues to “turn heads” cruising around Maine’s waters (see pictures below).

Jim and I also discuss highlights of the 23rd Annual WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, CT – June 27-29, 2014.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Jim.

Pics to enjoy:

Jim and spouse on their 24' Phil Bolger designed powerboat. She's a beaut! Photo courtesy of Jim Miller.

Jim’s 24′ Phil Bolger designed powerboat. She’s a beaut! Photo courtesy of Jim Miller.

Jim on a "Cocktail Racer"

Jim on a “Cocktail Racer”. Photo courtesy of Jim Miller.

Thanks for doing the interview Jim.  I wish you both the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

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