Tag Archives: Watson Class

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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December Storms

Had G.L. Watson been asked how he wished to be remembered by future generations, there is no doubt how he would have answered: “For my lifeboats.”  (Martin Black, G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design). The student … Continue reading

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