The data that you show for the Hughes 29 Is wrong. The picture of the Hughes you show is a Hughes 29 designed by Howard Hughes of Hughes Boat works in Ontario Canada. Howard was friends with the late Olin Stephens and was influenced by him. They made just over 200 of the Hughes 29 designed in 1968 and produced 1969 until 1972 when Howard and Peter (his brother) left the company which was sold. After speaking with Howard (lives in ontario and winters in Naples Florida) there was no tall rig, only one rig was made. I also own a Hughes 29 and have a web site devoted to it. http://danceonavolcano.ca/hughes.htm which outlines the history of the company and information on the boat all edited and corrected by Howard himself.
Thank you for providing this information. I have looked at your excellent web site and will place a link from my Huges 29 record if you don't mind.
Glad to hear the Mr. Huges is still around. After reading your historical synopsis, I realize you must be right about the design credit and will make the appropriate changes.
As a person who has personally spoken to Mr. Hughes, you have now become the 'de facto' best authority on all thing to do with Hughes Yachts.
I have a few questions of my own about the origins of some of the Hughes models.
Unfortunately, I will need to ask them in a separate post. I'm in the middle of a separate job at the moment and I don't have the time to put together the necessary material.
Just wanted to express my appreciation for correcting these errors.