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This book tells the story of the enigmatic John Hacker, who started Hacker Boat Company in Detroit in 1914 and drafted some of the most successful and popular boat designs of all time. This book is organized chronologically, concentrating on the boats, the drivetrains, and the evolution of powerboat design. It highlights the life and times of John Hacker as well as the key designers that worked behind the scenes.
James P. Barry is a prolific historian and author of more than a dozen books and myriad magazine articles. A veteran of World War II, he is also a member of several maritime and classic boat historical societies.