Saturday, February 13, 2021

Class 40.


- Original Model 2008. TYD#282.

A new commission for a Class 40.

- This one from Hawaii. Unlikely place for the Class, nevertheless a boat with a program of distance travels.

- Long observer of the 40's, I started in 2008 with the first study. A simplified version to get my feet wet. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


- TYD#852. Tanton Custom 73. Velos.

- TYD#225. Sailing Lily; about the building of a Modern Bristol Channel Cutter.  

 For any questions: sailing yacht; or

-TYD#965- 205. 

 Arctic SeaCamel. youtube.

_ TYD#309. Ilgaz.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Feadship and ELIA.


 WoW! Please read again from Junk Rig to Elia on this Blog.

I am not pretending that the source started with the small 10M. aluminum cruising boat TYD#153, but I am glad that the Trend is there and sponsored by one of the best Shipyard in the world.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

20 Meter Sailboat. Making progress


- A few explanations are in order.

- As you know by now, most of my work is about custom boat designs. When I say most, it is about all of them. See an earlier Blog: Custom Yacht Design.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Custom Tanton Sailboat Tour - EP16 #retroboat with #sailinganarchy Scot ...

- In case you are wondering what she looked like before modifications over 35 years; look at the keel and rudder in particular. I'll show the new keel and rudder of 2004 for comparison.
(more later).

Monday, September 28, 2020

Custom Boat Design.

- What is the best way to start a custom boat design?

- Being someone involved at 98% with individuals boats, there is pattern that one must follow.

- The project has to be fun because, it is pretty expensive. So, you may as well enjoy the process for the price.

- But, it has to start from the client with a realistic approach about cost, timing and have some firm ideas about the boat itself.

- Fortunately the clientele for customs boats is in general well informed and, very likely had many yachts beforehand.

- From my side, before embarking on a new project, I definitely communicate the process by engaging the customer to consider something I have done before among the many designs in his category for a possible match. And maybe with some modifications to lower cost of design and engineering.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Yacht Design; Yacht Designers in peril.

- I found this recent article written by someone involved in the design and reviews of Pleasure Boats.

- Yes time have changed since when first, I had the opportunity to draw wonderful Sea Creatures we call Sailboats. I'll leave it to that!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Charter Worldwide.

- I have the knack of always starting something in the most difficult of Times.

- No exception with this new Affiliated Venture.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Boat of the Month: Outlaw by Illingworth and Primrose.

 - 1963 Outlaw by I & P.

- I became acquainted with John Illingworth by sailing his boats.

- Eider 2, a transom stern Maica and Giraglia Race winner, Chin Blue, Maryka; Oryx; Monk of Malham and Merle of Malham. This variety of sailboats took me from the Med to England, to Holland, and to Denmark. Every summer was spent on the water and racing. I did not have the means to own and sail small boats but for a couple of exceptions, therefore I took ocean racing instead where you just have to show up and be willing to do anything and to learn fast in a competitive environment

- This started when I was 16 years old, enamored by yacht design, designers and to be on the water to race.

- Outlaw came out in 1963 and represented in my eyes to be the epitome of a racing machine. I never sailed the boat, just eye candy for me. This is why I dedicate this Boat of the Month to the I & P designed Outlaw.