Lynn Bowser

Sailing World Boat of the Year Judge

Walter Cooper

Lynn Bowser is the president of Westerly Marine in Costa Mesa, California, a company he formed with Steve Lee in 1970. Among Westerly's latest high-end projects have been several successful Alan Andrews designs and both IACC yachts for AmericaOne, Paul Cayard's 2000 America's Cup challenge. Lynn's shop is one of
only a handful worldwide with the experience and capability to build complete, prepreg, oven-cured boats. Before starting Westerly, Bowser worked with Ranger Yachts and Jensen Marine to produce several successful MORC designs.