Partial to Morelli and Melvin for wow.
Dick Newick for classic
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.”
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.
with his flat panel construction ideas.