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Surprising Celebrity Yacht Designers

Surprising Celebrity Yacht Designers

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Billy Joel

It was concerns about the declining local boat building community in his native Long Island that led music legend Billy Joel to design a beautiful day boat in collaboration with Doug Zurn and CH Marine. The 11.58 metreShelter Island Runabout is inspired by traditional teak tenders and offers a huge range of customisable options from cockpit layout to wood finishes and engine size. Launched in 1996 and with each built to order, the design has proved extremely popular with upwards of 40 hulls sold. After the success of their first model, the pair collaborated again to produce the 17 metre Vendetta.

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