Catch The Commotion
Call For Volunteers In All Aspects Of Boat Restoration
by Art Institute Of Phoenix
THE CREW -- "Rock the Boat" (aka "Old Boat, New Boat")
has a crew ready for the promotion and production of the
refurbishing of two old boats: a 1952 43-foot Chris-Craft bay
cruiser and a 1981 Chris-Craft Scorpion cuddy cabin.
Profits from the auction of the boats will be donated to a
charity, to be decided soon.
Ready for the voyage are, left to right: Jana Young,
senior project manager; Keith Bennett, academic director, and
Doug Wynn, academic director.
A project is in the works between The Art Institute of
Phoenix and Arizona Boating & Watersports to restore a
43-foot, 1952 Chris-Craft tri-cabin bay cruiser. Students from
The Art Institute of Phoenix are working in part with Jim and
Carol Allen of AZBW in order to help restore this piece
of history while still helping out a nonprofit organization.
All of the production, advertising, marketing concepts,
graphic design work, and video production is being donated by
students of The Art Institute of Phoenix. These students are
working under the guidance of the Advertising and Graphic Design
Academic Director Keith Bennett and the Digital Media
Production, Interactive Media Design, and Visual Effects &
Motion Graphics Academic Director Doug Wynn.
They will be filming the restoration of the bay cruiser in
hopes of their production’s being picked up by a network as
either a documentary or national television series. At the end
of the restoration, the bay cruiser will be auctioned or
raffled, and all of the proceeds will go to a charity, which has
not yet been determined.
The Allens have donated the boat and are currently securing
the craftsmen and materials needed for the restoration of the
The design team has named the boat
AI Phoenix, and the show, "Rock the Boat." Within a
few weeks the bay cruiser will be moved from San Diego Bay to
Hale’s Marine in Phoenix.
A production team from The Art Institute of Phoenix will
travel to San Diego and film this historic bay cruiser’s being
taken out of the water and shipped to Phoenix. This trip is just
the beginning of the cruiser’s journey ahead, and the production
team will be there throughout it all to catch it on tape for all
The production will take about a year and has a scheduled
unveiling planned for the end of 2008.
Currently, the marketing team of students at The Art
Institute of Phoenix is contacting TV networks and national
charity organizations to see what kind of interest they may have
in this project.
The senior project manger on the project is senior Jana
Young, with secondary mangers seniors Leia Tiedeman, and Sheena
Davis. The design team is currently working on the logo for the
boat and the show, as well as advertisements for this show. This
class effort is lead by Lynn Bryan, who is guided by Professor
Not only are these students helping out a charity, but also
they are learning skills in teamwork. Senior Jana Young said, "I
am learning more about organization and teamwork ethics with
The Art Institute of Phoenix opens its doors to many projects
in order to give students real-world experience. This project is
giving all majors from animation to culinary real-world
experience as well as a chance to work on this educational and
The boat will be moved shortly, which begins the filming and
these students’ long journey towards helping a charitable
organization, so keep your eyes open for more updates on how
this project is coming along and how you can help Arizona
Boating & Watersports along with The Art Institute of
Phoenix with this great opportunity.
Editor’s Note: If you know marine electronics, have
electrician’s experience, are a carpenter or a painter, know
about finishing decks and hulls, are familiar with marine canvas
or decor, can sand or paint or just would like to help in any
way, please contact Jim Allen at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
him at (480) 947-6219.