Full-Sized Boats to Anchor New Exhibit at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

power-boatNEW BEDFORD –The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exploring how C. Raymond Hunt and W. Starling Burgess influenced the evolution of yacht design in an upcoming exhibit.

“Power Performance and Speed in 20th Century Yacht Design: C. Raymond Hunt and W. Starling Burgess” opens December 9.

To commemorate the opening, a free reception, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm.

The exhibit will highlight each of these extraordinary innovator’s most notable contributions to the industry and looks to where their work continues to reverberate today in modern yacht design.

The exhibition will feature full-sized boats designed by Burgess and Hunt, the outstanding photography of Norman Fortier, trophies, tank test models, and ship models borrowed from private and corporate collections.

One of the Museum’s greatest treasures is the 1/3 scale Concordia Yawl model by Tom Borges, with exquisite detailing and full rigging.

A 1920 sailing canoe designed by Burgess, an early Boston Whaler, and an exquisitely restored 110 series sailboat will be on display as well.

These will be complemented by ship models of Burgess and Hunt’s most iconic yachts, from America’s Cup J Boats to Hunt’s Deep V powerboat hull.

The exhibition is a companion to two recent Museum publications, No Ordinary Being: W. Starling Burgess and A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and his Remarkable Boats by Stan Grayson.

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