That’s the no holds barred title of a new article by Martin Black in November’s Classic Boat magazine – out now.
It’s beautifully illustrated with images from his book G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, published by Peggy Bawn Press. Martin’s article begins:
“In the autumn of 1895, Scottish yacht designer George Lennox Watson excused himself from taking part in the final race of the 9th America’s Cup series aboard Valkyrie III, which he’d designed for Lord Dunraven, and closed the deal for the design and build supervision of four palatial steam yachts – the mega yachts of their day – to be built on the Clyde for American millionaires.
Question is, how had Watson got himself into this enviable position: the consummate yacht designer of his day and perhaps all time…?”
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