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You may have seen this publication already, but if not it would be worth your exploration:
Spurr, Daniel. Heart of glass : fiberglass boats and the men who made them Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine/ McGraw-Hill, c2000.

The book covers the history of fiberglass and boat production, beginning with the 1930's and the exploration of low-cost ways to produce large amounts of fiberglass and through the modern mass production of fiberglass boats. The appendix includes a timeline of important milestones in chemistry, fiberglass, and composite boatbuilding, as well as selected company profiles. The listing from the back of the text of selected yacht companies is attached below.

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