When did hourston stop making boats?

When did hourston stop making boats?

The oldest continuous builder of fibreglass boats in the world is North Vancouver’s Hourston Glascraft. That company started production in 1950 and is still going strong (see Py, May 2004).

Who bought hourston Glascraft?

Bill Hourston –
Bill Hourston – Owner – Hourston Glascraft | LinkedIn.

Is hourston Glascraft still in business?

It is still afloat and owned by a family member. The Tern, a 20′ model, was the first of the models to sport a hard top. Hourston exhibited in boat shows but relied mostly on the word of mouth recommendations from previous customers to generate orders.

Where are Double Eagle boats made?

Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Company Description: Double Eagle Marine Inc is located in Coquitlam, BC, Canada and is part of the Ship and Boat Building Industry.

Is Double Eagle a good boat?

It starts with a superior hull design and is finished off with quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Hull design – they all look the same but they do not perform the same. Double Eagle is recognized as one the best on the coast, not by us, but by the experienced boaters that own them and standby them.

Do they still make double eagle boats?

The vast majority of Double Eagle’s built in the 60’s and 70’s are still in service today with many being passed down from generation to generation.

Where can I find Hourston glascraft?

Visit the Hourston Glascraft plant in North Vancouver and talk to Bill Hourston himself (as I discovered, Bill is a very approachable/likeable person with a lot of knowledge of the boating industry). Mention the word Hourston around boating enthusiasts in British Columbia and listen their response.

Who is Chuck Hourston glascraft?

Hourston Glascraft at Port Hardy Government Dock in 2017 ( Photo courtesy of the John MacFarlane collection.) The name is pronounced as ‘Herston’. Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Terchnical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.

What kind of boats did John Hourston build?

He also built boats for the Canadian Hydrographic Service and the Canadian Coast Guard. The boats started at 17’, and then developed newer models of 23’ to 26’ (the largest with a command bridge position). The Island Runner 26’ was the last model he designed. The boats were all of Hourston’ own design.

How big is a 23 foot Hourston boat?

This boat, measuring 23 feet in length and with an 8’10″ beam had boat owners and charter operators drooling. Backed by the reputation Hourston had already built with boating enthusiasts of all kinds, it was no surprise that over 60 of these boats where ordered when it appeared for the first time at the Vancouver Boat show.