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G L Watson (First Naval Architect in the World)

In 1873 Glasgow born George Lennox Watson established the first boat design office in the world in his home city. They have since designed many fine vessels for the elite of the world including the British and German royal families. They have also provided the RNLI with advanced lifeboat designs. In 1886 Watson introduced to the world the new concept of one design class boats which has played a major role in the development of yacht racing.

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