Building a Nelson Zimmer Palm Beach 22

Profile view of the Palm Beach 22 by Nelson Zimmer.
Profile view of the Palm Beach 22 by Nelson Zimmer.

Nelson Zimmer was a prominent naval architect, born in 1922.  He passed away in February 2007.  Mr. Zimmer sold his first design in 1931, and over the years worked in a variety of places, including Chris Craft.  I don’t know when he designed the Palm Beach 22.  If you know, or know how I can find out, please let me know.

But I’m very excited that the Palm Beach 22 is the next project here at Ashley River Boatworks.  We’ve got the plans in hand and have researched lumber requirements and suppliers.  Lofting will begin soon.

8 Replies to “Building a Nelson Zimmer Palm Beach 22”

    1. Hi Jon,
      That’s hugely exciting! I’m so glad you let me know. I’d love to chat with you about the experience.
      I just got lumber in yesterday for this project.

    2. Jon,
      Curious…I have lofted the plans and am in the preparing to start the build…
      Any pictures, Hints or Tips?

      1. Hi Jim,
        Thanks for your interest. I’ll be posting pictures and blogging about the process here. If you have any questions in particular, or would like me to address certain topics, please let me know. Again, thanks for your interest, and keep watching this space.

    1. Hi Perry,
      Thanks for your interest. I’d say these plans are not difficult to loft if you are familiar with lofting in general. It’s not at all mysterious, and in fact is a very useful skill to have. Let me know if you have any questions about it. I’ll be glad to help.

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