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Saturday, September 7 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
History of Japanese Boat Builders in BC

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Discussion of the various types of British Colombian designed and built fishing boats. Historic types, their design evolution, gear and construction will be examined. Focus will be on the designer builders from 1920-1980 and how boat design changed with economic and cultural influences.


Tad Roberts

TR Design
Born into a family of boatbuilders, architect/builders, artists, and sailors, Tad started drawing boats early.  He became a professional yacht designer in 1984 and in 2001 he opened his studio on Gabriola Island, BC, where he develops modern power and sailboats with strong traditional... Read More →

Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Discovery Stage