Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 7

Pleasure Boats

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 01, 2002 on The History Channel
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Pleasure Boats
As we power-up and unfurl the sails on a magical cruise through time, viewers meet the people who've devoted their lives to pleasure boating. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, we delve into a world of luxury, adventure, and sport on spectacular vessels ranging from classic yachts to sports boats to the ultimate floating palaces. In this timeless pastime, technological wonders continue to evolve and enthrall.moreless
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • The largest cruising yacht in the world is Saudi Arabia's rarely photographed Abdul Aziz, at 482 feet.

      • In 1950, there were 3.5 million pleasure boats in operation in the United States. Fifty years later, that number had swelled to nearly 17 million.

      • The majority of private motorboats in the United States are under eighteen feet in length.

      • Sweden has the highest pleasure boat rate per capita in the world: one pleasure boat for every six people. The United states ranks fourth, with one pleasure boat for every sixteen people.

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    • NOTES (2)

      • Duncan McIntosh
        Publisher, Sea Magazine

        Marilyn Mower
        Executive Editor, ShowBoats International

        Iris Engstrand, PhD
        Professor of History, University of San Diego

        Jim Gilbert
        Editor in Chief, ShowBoats International

        Jeffrey L. Rodengen
        Maritime Expert

        Gordon West
        Electronics Editor, SAIL Magazine

        Frank Butler
        President & Founder, Catalina Yachts

        Gerard B. Douglas
        Vice President, Catalina Yachts

        Jim "Chip" Shea
        Marketing Director, Luhrs Marine Group

        Alistair Murray
        Managing Director, Ronstan International, Inc.

        Jay E. Paris
        Technical Editor, SAIL Magazine

        Giancarlo Ragnetti
        Managing Director, Perini Navi

        Fabeo Ermetto
        Hull Engineer, Benetti Yachts

        Alex Braden
        President, Yachting Partners International

        Dick Lazzara
        President, Lazzara Yachts

      • Cast:
        Bruce Schwab
        Racer, "Ocean Planet"

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Martin Kent
        Producer: Martin Kent
        Associate Producer: Nancy Oey
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Consulting Producer: Henry Schipper
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Editor: Avi Fisher
        Editor: Andre Vaillancourt
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Kathlene Exner
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Hildie Katibah
        Archivist: Nilda Jensen
        Clearance Assistant: Gabe Martinez
        Researcher: Mark Savage
        Researcher: Diane Wai
        Historical Consultant: Steven Haggerty
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: Sander Kean
        Camera: Gianni Maitan
        Camera: Gene Maynard
        Camera: Andy Olsen
        Camera: Marty Zimmerman
        Field Audio: Ed Fritz
        Field Audio: Ron Hyatt
        Field Audio: Michael Kimball
        Field Audio: Massimiliano D'Ottavi
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Voice Over Coordinator: Dawn Irwin
        Assistant Editor: Michael Lim
        Assistant Editor: Stephen Franklin
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Victor Bornia
        Graphics: Barry Hill
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Sonia Randazzo
        Production Coordinator: Michael Z Davis
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Rasi Delgado
        Executive Assistant: Beverly Short

        Special Thanks:
        Thomas J. Conboy
        Esserman Yachts
        Tony Fleming
        Daniel Green
        Jeff Hancock
        Duncan McIntosh
        Marilyn Mower
        National Marine Manufacturers Association
        Stanley Rosenfeld
        Russ Saunders
        Scott West, Sail America
        Ben Wold

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra

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