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Glacier Boats/Brian Dixon


Brian Dixon was born and raised in Oregon and has been boating in virtually all types of water ranging from high mountain lakes to the Mouth of the Columbia River to 30 miles off the Oregon coast and various destinations in Alaska. He has always been one for the open waters of the ocean and enjoys this environment more than any other.

Brian now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, where his boat design efforts continue. He has both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in electrical and computer engineering and is currently working for the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) portion of the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute.

The Great Alaskan is a design first produced for the Westlawn School of Yacht Design and was born by inspiration that came from Stephen Pollard's Sitka, Renn Tolman's boats, and the principles behind the semi-dory sea skiff hull form in general.

The next designs in line will be for drift boats and Interior Alaska type river boats designed for operating with high efficiency on the skinny rivers of Interior Alaska.