Sunfish at sixty: Most popular boat ever still keeps them busy at Portsmouth plant

Posted 2/6/13

Most popular sailboat ever still keeps them busy at Portsmouth plant

By Bruce Burdett

The little Sunfish, far and away the most popular sailboat ever built, just turned 60 and they're still churning them out at the rate of four a …

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