Don Don -- A wooden boat by Van Dam
Photos posted by 10/31/15

Automotive styling and contemporary performance

Don Don is the second boat designed and built by the Van Dam team for this client. The first boat was classic 1930's style; Don Don is a contemporary design with automotive styling in the cockpit and seating area. The client brought pictures of exotic cars and automotive interiors to Van Dam, and from there the team designed and built this stunning boat.

From selection of the finest mahogany milled from a single log, to the Van Dam-built custom stainless steel steering wheel, to the carbon fiber exhaust shields, every detail is executed to perfection. While speed was not the goal, Don Don will run into the mid 60's with modest power. Her deep V hull form, combined with her custom bucket seats, make any excursion a pleasure. LOA: 28'-7" Beam: 8'-6" Disp: 5500 Lbs Max Load Fuel: 80 Gallons (approx.) Power: 375 H.P. Gas Speed: 60+ MPH

Here's a youtube VIDEO of Van Dam designing and building a wood boat. Click on photos below for larger images.

Another pretty good web page hand-coded by
Grant MacLaren

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