H02-1427.6. Bouwens, Jim. Papers, 1987. 1 folder.
Son of Glenn Bouwens, owner of Bow Winds Boats, Inc., which was founded in 1987 by the Bouwens family in Zeeland, Michigan. The design of the BowWinds models started in 1984 with Jack Boerman, a well-known fiberglass craftsman under the Bandit Boats name. By 1986, the Bouwens family had acquired the designs and tooling for Bow Winds Boats. Officials included Glenn Bouwens as president; Ted Essenburg served as general manager; and Charles Francis as sales manager. Models were offered in lengths from 18 to 32 feet. The company stopped production in 1989. Collection includes a 1987 BowWinds brochure from Bow Winds Boats, Inc. of Zeeland, Michigan. (B)
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