The Montauk Catamaran Company Chronicles 12/10/14: Introducing Hanneke Boon
(The Montauk Catamaran Company Chronicles is an ongoing series of posts detailing the construction of Mon Tiki Largo, a James Wharram Designs Pahi 63 MkII. The author’s current boat is the catamaran Mon Tiki, a JWD Tiki 38, which he built in 2012 and currently operates as a day-sailing charter in Montauk NY. You can see all the posts in this series by clicking here.)
Hanneke Boon and James Wharram at the conning station of their Pahi 63 “Spirit of Gaia”
We got Mon Tiki hauled just a few hours before a big nor’easter hit. It’s the first time she’s been out of the water since launch in October of 2012, and the first time I’ve been able to stop worrying about her sinking since then. Weather and ballet obligations have stopped work for the last week, so for today’s post, some background on the woman who designed Mon Tiki and the boat we’re building now.
James Wharram Designs is the brand, but for a few decades now James’ wife Hanneke Boon has been an equal partner in James Wharram Designs. She drew the plans for the Tiki 38, which Mon Tiki was built from, and as mentioned before, based on her own experience on Gaia and other Pahi 63, and the needs of our business she re-drew the Pahi 63, yielding the Pahi 63MkII.
Earlier this month Hanneke participated in a Pecha Kucha in Amsterdam. Pecha Kucha is a Japanese presentation format wherein a speaker presents 20 slides with 20 seconds of commentary. Hanneke produced what she described as an illustrated narrative poem of the origins and application of her design philosophy. Two things struck me in the narrative.
The first is Hanneke’s reference to camping with her family as formative experience. Some of my very favorite childhood memories are of camping in Baja California with my family, living rough in order to be close to unspoiled and uncrowded surfing and fishing. Indeed, just last week my wife was joking that I don’t consider a vacation a proper vacation unless there’s bottled propane involved.
The second is Hanneke’s recounting of being torn between the fuzzier world of art and the more quantifiable world of science, and how messing about in boats bridges these worlds for her. This too has personal resonance for me, and maybe some of you too.
So without further ado, I give you Hanneke Boon’s pecha kucha: Integrating Philosophy with Boat Design
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