A His­tory of Whis­stock’s Boat­yard

Yachting Monthly - - ANCHORAGE -

By Sue Whis­stock, pub­lished by Leis­ton Press at £12

Claude Whis­stock and son Ge­orge opened their yard in Wood­bridge, Suf­folk in 1926. Be­fore its demise some 60 years later it pro­duced 700 craft, in­clud­ing an eight-ton sloop in 1938 named Florence Edith, later re­named Gipsy Moth by new owner Fran­cis Chich­ester. Other notable clients in­clude au­thor Ham­mond Innes, and David Cow­per, who set solo sail­ing records aboard the 41ft alu­minium sloop Ocean Bound launched in 1979. Their most fa­mous boat? The Deben Four Ton­ner, de­signed by Wil­liam Maxwell Blake that rep­re­sented boat-build­ing at the Fes­ti­val of Bri­tain in 1951. Re­view by Dick Durham

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