HOWB 152 – Interview | Jay Benford – Prolific and Imaginative Boat Designer – Benford Design

by admin on December 12, 2014

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Jay Benford of Benford design and discuss a lot of fun things including his background in boating, how he entered the boat design world, and some of the really cool boats that have been his live aboard homes.

Benford has designed boats for many uses – tug boats, fishing boats, cruising sailboats, live-aboards, and freighter yachts. Check out his website for more information at Benford Design Group.

Click on the green Player Button above to listen to the full podcast with Jay.

Pics to Enjoy:

Badger is Jay's 34' sailing dory. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Badger is Jay’s 34′ sailing dory. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Puffin - one of Jay's Sphinx class 17' catboats. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Puffin – one of Jay’s Sphinx class 17′ catboats. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Sunrise was Jay's home for a decade. She is 50' LOA. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Sunrise was Jay’s home for a decade. She is 50′ LOA. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Thanks for doing the interview Jay.  I wish you the best in all your future endeavors!

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December 30, 2014

Great episode Dan. A couple comments.
1. If youre looking for a podcast on fiberglass boats, I’ve got a bunch over at Heritage Boatworks.
2. I’m about halfway through Tom Pamperin’s book and it is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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