Boat & Yacht Designs that Interest Us . . . and Inspire You? (In no particular order – scroll down to find something you like)
A Power Launch (or Yacht Tender)
26' Launch by John Alden, c1926 A Versatile Launch Design I love this design with the Model T-style convertible top and the rumble seat forward. You don't see those features too often (ever?) these days but what style!
23' Chris-Craft Holiday A Big Roomy Runabout According to at least one authority, this design debuted in 1950 and was the first new Chris-Craft design after WWII to feature the bullnose bow. After the first 88 hulls were built, the reverse-raked transom (left) was discarded in favor of a more traditional positive rake (below). I don't know why they changed it - I always liked the reverse rake.
I came across – and eventually acquired – Hull No. 13 but not before the only salvageable part of her left was her hardware. I recorded her shape in the hope of building a new hull some day and put the hardware away where I could find it should that day ever come. I still have it and still harbor thoughts of building her new again, either for myself or for a like-minded Owner.
Corvette 28 Inspired (of course) by the 1958 Chevy by that name Theo Werner is a Dutch naval architect and designer who "saw" this little yacht in a '58 Vette. Taking his inspiration from the iconic car design, he created the perfect blend of the best of the 1950's American runabout and sports car designs. I think his vision was perfect on this one!
Classic Cruisers Inboard and Outboard Day Boats More to come