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Old 29-05-2020, 20:05   #166
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Re: Who's you favorite yacht architect?

So keeping with the theme of the thread, what is a good example of a great cruising boat newly designed in the last 5-10 years using modern computer design tools? And who is the designer?
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Old 29-05-2020, 20:09   #167
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Funny... because that is in fact a modern yacht built in 1998, a "Modern Classic / Spirit of Tradition" design, with a Deep Draft Fin Keel and Spade Rudder (Draft: 11′ / 3.35m)

Nor is she a Sparkman & Stephens design either, she was built at Brooklin Boat Yard to a design by Joel White

Although the owner Donald Tofias does in fact now own S & S.



https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/199...-w-76-3478828/
Sorry!

A further check and obviously I am wrong.

Everything I looked at linked Wild Horses with Sparkman and Stephens. I now assume Sparkman and Stephens had a yacht brokerage and at one time had Wild Horses for sale.

https://www.google.com/search?source...dSZDCMQ4dUDCAw
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Old 29-05-2020, 20:18   #168
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People Nautor Swan have hired arenít a bad list:
S&S
Ron Holland
German Frers
Juan K

Oh, and Iíve got a Ron H. I hear what people say about blade rudders, but a well built spade rudder has a lot going for it.

Read an article once about the people at Nautor Swan. They as a rule do not put skegs on their rudders. The guy as Swan said the following and i am paraphrasing.


We do not believe in skeg hung rudders but occasionally if the owner insists we will put one on. The last one we did the skeg swung back and forth and we could not stop it. Finally we just put the rudder on and the skeg was rock solid. This begs the question. Which part is actually supporting the other?

That was a eye opener because no one can accuse Nautor of not building a good strong boat.
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Philippe Briand. He designed the Jeanneau 509/519 monohull which is pitch perfect in every way.

Probably very fast but it is not my idea of a pretty yacht. (I don't think many modern day yachts are anything to look at). What is the criteria for judging a yacht architect?

But if you are into racing it looks fast.........?


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Old 29-05-2020, 20:47   #170
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The yacht may well be fast , well constructed but in the "looks" department I find it pretty ordinary. (But then I don't find modern production yachts very appealing anyway)


Hallberg Rassy 44






Beneteau Oceanis 62






Bavaria Yacht 42




Lidgard 42


Lidgard 42. One of the Regardless designs, from the early 80s. Fantastic sailing yachts.
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Old 29-05-2020, 22:07   #171
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@chrisr

That's why these "Modern Classic / Spirit of Tradition" designs are popular.

The appearance and long overhangs of a classic design, for those who are into that, but with the sailing performance, comforts, and maintenance aspect of a modern design.

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Gotta put in a vote for local lad, Lock Crowther, especially the Buccaneer range from 24' up.

And surprised no-one has mentioned Ian Farrier, who managed to take a fundamentally utilitarian package (folding trimaran) and make it not only work, but look good while doing so.

And who can forget Jim Brown's SeaRunners...??? We even have a mega-multi-page thread on CF devoted to them. No other boat has such a following AFAIK.
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Robert Harris

Vancouver 27 and Vancouver 32

There was also a 36 and a 42

And Harris previously was partnered with Maclear and a multihull designer
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Davo, the image shows their 57' I think.


Very sweet. A Frers' I think.


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