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WoodenBoat Magazine

John Welsford

Suitability for Purpose

by Tom Pamperin

Posted: March 04, 2012
Tags: John Welsford, small boat, lug-rigged, Navigator, WoodenBoat 225

John Welsford and the art and science of boat design

Magazine SpreadJohn Welsford has become something of a worldwide phenomenon over the past decade. His small boats are designed and built for small budgets, but they’ve carried their owner-builders on grand adventures. His 14′9″ lug-rigged Navigator design began the Welsford phenomenon, selling over 700 sets of plans. Newer designs are gaining similar notice.