Bugbite – A 1935 Mahogany Speedboat Design Re-Enters Production

Bugbite Mahogany Speedboat

Bugbite is a 17 ft traditional was built in 2019 by Kevin Fitzke to the original and much-loved 1935 design by A.A. Apel. The plans for Apel’s design were first published in the 1935 February issue of Motor Boating Magazine, then again in the 1936 Motor Boating Ideal Series Vol. 17 book. It’s not known…

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1990 Riva Ferrari 32 – A Ferrari Testarossa For The Sea

Riva Ferrari 32

The Riva Ferrari 32 was jointly developed by the two Italian companies in the late 1980s as a water-borne equivalent to the Ferrari Testarossa. The boat has the famous side strakes of the iconic ’80s supercar as well as a similar tail end, prominent Ferrari badging, and the bright red Rosso Corsa paintwork we all…

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The Incredible Art of Jean-Yves Delitte

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Jean-Yves Delitte is an artist who started out working for the famous and much beloved Tintin series of comics, he paired with writer Philippe Richelle on the Donnington series of comics in the Tintin universe that started in 1984. Over the next few years Jean-Yves worked with a series of writers to create the graphic novels…

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Fitzke Wood Boards – The Speakeasy

Fitzke Wood Boards - The Speakeasy

The Speakeasy is the latest offering from Fitzke Wood Boards, a small Minnesota based company run by Kevin Fitzke. Kevin was born and raised in Minnesota, known as the land of 10,000 lakes (which he spent countless days exploring), and he spent much of his life admiring the sleek mahogany speedboats of the 1930s. In…

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1970 Tupolev A-3 Aerosledge N007

Tupolev A-3 Aerosledge

The Tupolev A-3 Aerosledge The Tupolev A-3 Aerosledge is an unusual curiosity from the depths of the cold war, the CIA and MI6 doubtless had thick folders on the craft as it was used for collecting both cosmonauts and crashed pilots in the remote areas of Siberia. Alexei Tupolev of the Tupolev Design Bureau originally developed…

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