Roger the Cuban boat maker

Roger built this “pirate boat” entirely by himself, this is his third after the previous two were sold. Cubans are famous for their engineering talent in building something out of waste, Roger being an engineer and electrician, so he knows all the bolts and nuts. In 1999, he built a speed boat for bolseros (illegal immigrates from Cuba) out of oil tanks, the sealed air within made the boat shall never sank.

Two years ago his older daughter, together with other bolseros took a two days journey on a fishing boat to Miami, she succeed in landing USA and got a residency, she’s now working as an unlicensed dentist within the Cuban community in Miami meanwhile studying English, that gave Roger a great comfort.IMG_9548

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