Eric Sorensen is a prominent writer on boat design who has written hundreds of boat reviews. He created the J.D. Power marine practice after serving as a U.S. Navy officer aboard four warships. Eric’s interest in analytical boat reviews led to his publication of Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats textbook that is presented here. Eric has turned his attention to powerboat design with his introduction of Sorensen Yachts. The Guide to Powerboats is also available in hardcopy at Amazon.
Jeff Dorfman is Founder and Commodore of Rye Yacht Club in Rye, NY, a waterfront suburb of NYC. He is Publisher of SuperYachtDesigner.org and PowerBoatDesigner.org. Jeff was an early internet entrepreneur who was generating over 100 million ad impressions a year. He is a retired NYC doctor and professor. Jeff currently focuses on intellectual property and venture capital in Brickell, Miami.
Jeff has owned more than a half-dozen boats over 25-years. These include powerboats, a 23’ Seaward winged-keel sailboat, a motorized rowboat for exercise, and various dinghies. The powerboats owned include a 60 mph Formula speedboat, a classic Chris Craft 33’ Express Cruiser, one of the first new Azimuts entering the U.S. in 1999, and a meticulously restored 50’ Viking Princess motoryacht that he sold in 2020. The latter restoration got the attention & personal assistance of the President of Volvo Penta Americas.
Jeff shares with Eric a profound interest in marine engineering.
Eric Sorensen and Jeff Dorfman aboard JAWS II