Bath museum to honor yacht designer

BATH — Bruce King, the man who would one day be among the world’s preeminent yacht designers, at first resorted to leaving unsolicited plans lying around among the designs on hand at a California yacht company.King, now 69, recalls that workers for the Islander Yacht Corp. in the early 1960s took note that he had an interest in designing the luxury boats.”They said, ‘Why don’t you design something and leave it around on a desk — they’ll build it,'” King said Monday afternoon. “And that’s pretty much what happened.”King, who has lived in East Boothbay for the past 27 years, will receive the Maine Maritime Museum’s Mariner’s Award during a ceremony at the museum Saturday evening. The award is young — three years old — but high profile. Last year, it was given to bestselling author and fishing boat captain Linda Greenlaw.
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