September 2006

Old Boat, New Boat

By Carol L. Allen

‘Old Boat, New Boat’

The Art Institute Of Phoenix Gets Green Flag For Project

It’s a go!

The Art Institute of Phoenix — located at 2233 West Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. — has been given the go-ahead to produce the series "Old Boat, New Boat."

AIP students will be involved in coordinating the project that will restore two boats — a 43-foot 1952 Chris-Craft tri-cabin and a 21-foot 1982 Scorpion Chris-Craft cuddy cabin.

"Old Boat, New Boat" is planned to be both educational and entertaining. It will be filmed each step of the way — from moving the boat, through each step of restoration, to the final auction or raffle from which proceeds will be donated to a charity.

The Art Institute of Phoenix is in the process of contacting TV networks for national coverage of the project, anticipated to result in a year-long series.

Much of the restoration work will be done by volunteers, whose marine-related businesses will, in turn, be featured on the television series.

Those interested in participating or donating time and materials may contact Arizona Boating & Watersports publisher Jim Allen at (480) 947-6219 or Under construction and soon available will be the specific Web site for the project:

For the duration of the project, coverage will also be given monthly in AZBW and on three of the sponsors radio programs "Outdoors Arizona" and "Shake, Rattle, and Troll" in Arizona and "Outdoors in America" on the National Radio Network.

The first step of the project is planned for late November: moving the 1952 Chris-Craft from its slip in San Diego Bay to Hale’s Marine, Phoenix.

We hope you’ll join us in this unique and exciting project under the direction of the Art Institute of Phoenix. It is thought to be a first for the Arizona boating community. You are invited to come on board!