Category Archives: Lifeboat

Reviews

We’ve recently been enjoying undertaking a long overdue update to the Reviews page at this blog. As the northern hemisphere days shorten – and more often than not darken – it’s often a time to reflect. This time three years … Continue reading

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Float your boat

Martin Black’s biography of Scottish yacht designer G.L. Watson pays homage to the side of his work that, reading between the lines, he found most worthwhile: improving the design of rescue lifeboats.* Both the design of lifeboats and their deployment … Continue reading

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Martin Black wins the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the 2014 Classic Boat Awards

Martin Black, author of  G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, was tonight presented with the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the 2014 Classic Boat Magazine Awards event in Mayfair, London. It’s the first time … Continue reading

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Vulcan lifeboats

G.L. Watson’s lifeboat designs feature strongly in Gavin Atkin’s recent in the boatshed blog post on Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust’s ambitious plans to revive the memory of a forgotten Leviathan of British shipbuilding. Many of Watson’s ‘pulling and sailing’ lifeboats … Continue reading

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Coastal Rowing 3

What the sea oar sees – a different take on coastal rowing from  St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dún Laoghaire. Which reminds us… we hugely enjoyed a 2013 summer’s day at the seaside watching the coastal rowing at Wicklow Regatta; scampi, … Continue reading

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Inclining test

The launch of a new – very pretty – sail training vessel last week at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, Romania. We guess she passed the inclining test… The client is believed to be the Royal Navy of Oman. With thanks for … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – S.S. Hebrides

The world’s first hybrid roll-on-roll-off ferry, Hallaig, built by Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne’s Sconser (Skye) / Raasay route, began trials last week on the Firth of Clyde. When launched last December, she was billed as the … Continue reading

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