Tampa Bay Soundings
volume 2     number 2     spring 2003

There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats

sailboatWhether your passion is simply 'messing about in boats' or cruising along the coast in the very lap of luxury, Tampa Bay boasts some of the nation's top yacht designers and builders. Exalted by sailing enthusiasts the world over, local luminaries like Charley Morgan and Ted Irwin, and companies like Gulfstar, Endeavor and Island Packet, helped make Tampa Bay the sailboat-building capital of America back in the 1960s and 1970s. And then there are the motor yachts - yachts like Trumpy, painstakingly hand crafted in Annapolis until 1973, owned and frequented by captains of industry, heads of state, even presidents. Naval architect Dan Avoures lovingly restores these classics from his boatyard in St. Petersburg. Here, in the first in an occasional series about Tampa Bay's boating industry, we introduce a few of the craftsmen and their devoted followers.

Restoring A Masterpiece: Trumpy Yachts
A Passion for Sailing, A Love of Tampa Bay: Meet Dr. John Jennings
Dream Boats: Lazzara Yachts

Hanging Out in the YardSnead Island Boatworks
The Shakespeare of Salt Creek

Nowhere to Tern
Least Terns threatened by habitat loss



Big Thanks

to the following sponsors for making Tampa Bay Soundings possible - with our deepest appreciation for your commitment to celebrating and preserving the magnificent estuary that enriches our region.

Pinellas County Environmental Foundation

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Tampa Port Authority

Gulfstream Natural Gas System

Pinellas-Anclote Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District

Cargill Fertilizer, Inc.

CF Industries Inc.

Florida Power & Light Company

Richard Davis, P.A.

If you or your company would like information on becoming a sponsor of Tampa Bay Soundings, please contact Suzanne Cooper at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, 727-570-5151, ext. 240.

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2003 Tampa Bay Soundings

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