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At the marina in Bellingham WA spotted a nearly complete Maurice Griffiths design “Eventide”. Rare find in the USA as originally published in Yachting Monthly years ago in the UK. Looks like the sails have yet to be bent on and maybe some interior work needs to be completed. This one appeared to be a 24 footer. Griffiths originally designed it as an 18 footer with a stretch to 24’. A 26’ version was developed also.
You were so nearly correct. Maurice did indeed start with a 19ft boat on his drawing board, which grew to 24 ft eventually, yes 18 ft on WL. In 1960 or there abouts he drew out the 26ft. He went on to draw a 31 ft boat verysimilar, single chine, that he called the Riptide!
For the biggest website on all things M.G. see www.eventides.org.uk
John Williams, friend of the late M.G. and organiser for the site.
Maurice Griffiths did not design an 18' Eventide (ooops!). The particulars show "18/24" with the "18" standing for the Waterline Length of the 24' Eventide. Did Griffiths design a 26' version? Maybe not, builders may have stretched the 24 footer...
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