Boats & GearPictures - Cruisers & More Inside Com-Pac Yachts (28 Pictures) January 12, 2016 1 1142 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp A recent visit to Com-pac yachts gave us the opportunity to see the craftsmen at work on some of their world-class boats. The Hutchins Company is a family owned-and-operated corporation founded in 1957 by W.L. Hutchins Sr.. Les Hutchins, or “Hutch” to everyone who knew him, was a self-made man from a farming background who became a successful inventor and entrepreneur. His inventions ranged from automobile accessories to a unique folding high chair. The “Ah-ooo-gah” horns popular on Model A Fords were made by him too. Com-Pac Regatta – Clark Mills (background) and Les Hutchins were good friends. Clark designed the Optimist Pram, Windmill, Sun Cat and many others. Hand laying fiberglass mat. Jody enjoying the teak smell in the wood shop. Com-pac fabricates it’s own stainless on machines they’ve had for over 50 years. They even fabricate SS parts and rails for other boat builders. The wood joinery and finishing is first class. Visit their website: www.com-pacyachts.com
Have long viewed Com-Pac as a builder of well-made small boats with a traditional flair, so it was fascinating to get a glimpse of their factory in Clearwater. I was especially pleased to see that your article showed my personal favorite, the CP 27, under construction. Keep up the good work, Com-Pac!
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