News From Gayle

Glen-L Relocation is Complete!

On June 27, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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My father, Glen L. Witt, started Glen-L Marine in the back bedroom of his home in Compton, California in 1953. He soon found a small office he could rent down the street within walking distance. Fast forward to 1956 and Glen-L Marine was in a position to not only purchase a property but also build […]

Our Sweet Office Greeter Buckshot Has Retired

On June 5, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Many of you are familiar with our Chocolate Lab, Buckshot. And, I’m so very sad to say that he passed away on Friday, May 4.  He was just a dog–at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Then how come it hurts so badly now that he’s gone? Why do I keep crying and missing […]

Ken Hankinson Will Live On In Our Hearts And In His Designs

On May 10, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Once again, we have to say farewell to another prolific designer of boat plans for the amateur builder. Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson, passed away April 25, 2018. He will be greatly missed, but his designs will live on in all the boats he designed and are built by Glen-L builders all over the world. Ken […]

A Tribute to My Father, Glen Lewis Witt

On July 27, 2017, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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I’m saddened to share with you that my father, Glen L. Witt, founder of Glen-L Marine Designs in Bellflower, California has “retired” at the ripe old age of 98 years. Only his passing away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ended his work with the company and calling to which he dedicated his life and passion. […]

Top 10 Sailboat Designs

On June 11, 2017, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk
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After my post about the Top 10 Designs, I had a request for the top 10 sailboat designs. So, here it is! Once again, these are the top 10 Sailboats according to our boat plan sales. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a lot of people are building these particular designs. For example, the Sabotina is […]

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