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
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
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!