Available December 2011.
In the Spring of 1998 Captain Jeffrey and Christine Smith found and fell in love with the David B, an old wooden boat built in 1929. It was just the boat they were looking for to restore to offer expedition-style cruises. What was originally supposed to be a two-year restoration project, took over eight years of blood, sweat, and uncertainty to make their dream lifestyle come true. More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B is the true story of their struggle to revive a dying boat and the excitement of running a tour boat in the wilds of Alaska.
The David B was built in 1929 and is a beautifully restored 65-foot wooden workboat that has been converted to carry up to six passengers for adventure cruises in Alaska, the Inside Passage and San Juan Islands. Besides being a unique boat in the passenger fleet, the David B is still powered by it’s museum quality antique engine, a last-of-its-kind 3-cylinder Washington-Estep.