PT-11 Design & Build Team
Meet the ACC11 Build Team
The Naval Architect of the PT-11 is Dave Walworth.
Dave grew up in the 70s in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended St. Johns
College where he received a Bachelors in Liberal Arts. After that he
taught sailing in Annapolis and built sails in New York. His next stop
was Maine at the Landing School where he received a certificate in boat
design. This is where Dave and Bill K met in 1988. After his stint in
Maine at the Landing School he joined the team at Goetz Custom, where
for 5 years Dave and Bill worked building boats and sailing together.
Realizing building may not be his destiny, Dave applied to MIT and was
accepted in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Masters
program. Dave completed his masters in 1996 all the while living on his
1961 Fairey Marine Atlanta 26 in Boston Harbor. After graduation, Dave
went to work for Gold Coast Yachts St. Croix, USVI, as their engineer.
Dave still resides in St Croix but now works for himself and possesses
his P.E. License. One of his designs, Makani, a 65 foot sailing charter
cat doing business in HI, has been clocked at over 26 knots with 50
passengers on board! Visit Dave’s Website for more information about his work.
Kevin is the owner and impetus behind the PT-11. He is involved daily
in the decisions behind the construction, design, and outfitting of the
11. Kevin has been lifelong sailor. In his adult years he has been a
multi-hull sailor having owned an Atlantic 42 cat and a F-31 tri. His
new PT-11 is a big step up in performance and capability. Kevin plans to
performance cruise the 11 in New England, campaign her in some
Caribbean regattas, and perhaps do some Pacific sailing as well.
At his work he is President and Chief operating officer of the
world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology –
Production Resource Group (PRG). Kevin oversees the day-to-day
operations of each of PRG’s offices in the United States, Canada, Japan
and the United Kingdom. He joined PRG in 1988 as Vice President of
Finance. In the ensuing years, he was also given several important
operations roles, including Executive Vice President of scenic
operations. In 2000, Kevin was named Chief Financial Officer of PRG,
and in early 2003, he was given the responsibility of Chief Operating
Officer as well. http://www.prg.com/
Bill has also been a lifelong sailor, and has been building hi-tech
composite boats for 21 years, including 12 years with Goetz Custom where
he served as a “Boat Boss” for 10 years. In his tenure at Goetz
Custom, Bill was part of building 7 ACC class yachts, 3 Volvo 60’s, Roy
Disney’s west coast sled “Pyewacket,” USA4 and many other cruising and
grand prix racing yachts. As the owner of ACC, Bill has successfully
built 8 world-class performance cruising boats, with the PT-11 Trimaran
being number 9 in its 9 year history. ACC has become a recognized
leader in custom built hi-tech performance boats.