“The Macintosh of yacht design”


The October 2014 issue of Scottish Field magazine (out now) features Scottish sports journalist Roddy Forsyth’s entertaining take on the G.L. Watson story and Martin Black’s biography G.L. WATSON – THE ART and SCIENCE of YACHT DESIGN, likening Watson’s career to that of the renowned Scottish architect Charles Rennie Macintosh.

Glasgow men of the world.


~ Iain McAllister ~

GLW c1897

G.L. Watson c1897
(Yachting News)


Charles Rennie Macintosh c1895
(Anne McTaggart MSP)


About Peggy Bawn Press

496pg biography of Scottish yacht designer, George Lennox Watson (1851-1904). Significant book on the history of yacht design & the development of modern yachting. Beautifully illustrated. Many photographs previously unpublished.
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1 Response to “The Macintosh of yacht design”

  1. Doug Patience says:

    It might be that Watson and CRM led parallel careers but i suspect that aesthetically speaking, the real kindred spirits were CRM, Margaret MacDonald (Mrs CRM) and Wm Fife 3. I wonder is there any possibility that they might have met?

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