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Old 22-05-2020, 08:38   #16
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Holman&Pye designed the Oyster. Is with the Amel like a Panzer in the water and surprisingly steady under all sails and fast.
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Old 22-05-2020, 08:45   #17
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People Nautor Swan have hired arenít a bad list:
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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.
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Old 22-05-2020, 08:48   #18
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The lines put on paper, and then on water by Morelli and Melvin are pretty sexy looking.
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Old 22-05-2020, 08:55   #19
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Iím going with Bob Perry for pretty boats, you may not like their characteristics but to me they are quite striking
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Old 22-05-2020, 08:57   #20
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Partial to Morelli and Melvin for wow.

Dick Newick for classic stuff.

Richard Woods for his creativity.

Chris White who told me one of the smartest pieces of advice I’ve ever received: “It costs just as much money and time to build a piece of junk as a good boat. Might as well build a good one.”

Kurt Hughes for mathematically precise designs.

Rob Denny for his proas but more so for his sharing of information and ideas and his “you can do it” attitude and advice.

Bob Oram has some nice boats.

Derek Kelsall with his flat panel construction ideas.
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I like Bob Perry's custom designs.


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Old 22-05-2020, 09:02   #22
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Dick Newick, elegant and artistic shapes, fast and fun.
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Old 22-05-2020, 09:26   #23
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William Crealock- great designer and a gentleman too!
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Old 22-05-2020, 09:26   #24
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Old 22-05-2020, 09:34   #25
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I would have to say Olin Stevens and Carl Alberg ( i might be a bit biased on this one..)
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I like the two forays into cruising yachts by Doug Peterson. The Kelley-Peterson hull was used in many other boats that came later. The long waterline gives speed and the cut-away fore and aft keel with less wetted-surface means less drag. Comfortable and fast.

There are many great designers and hard to name any favorite. The only designer I actually met left me wishing we had not met. (At a John Neal weekend course.) He put down every other designer's work we looked at. And used horrible nicknames, like Island Piglet. Just by personality, I will steer clear of him.
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Rob Humphreys for a good looking performance cruiser today. German Frees in the 80's and they still look good and not so dated.
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Different designers for different uses. I have had very heavy, medium, and Ultralight.
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Lyle Hess, William Crealock and Carl Alberg.
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Tom Hanks. Ingenious use of old out house for main sail and I especially liked the bamboo decks
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