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Watkins Yachts
1973-1989
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The company was founded by the four Watkins brothers. The first yacht produced was the WATKINS 23 in 1974, similar to the HELSEN YACTS 22. Rich Watkins obtained permission to duplicate the hull with some modifications from Johannes “Jopie” Helsen, owner of Helsen Yachts.
The Watkins brothers commissioned Walter Scott to assist them in designing the WATKINS 27, which was brought out in 1977.
Around 1980 the company was taken over by Al Larson, owner of Auroraglas, a boat building company that had been purchased by Watkins Yachts. After this, the company rolled out a number of larger yachts, (WATKINS 25, 32 and 36) all based on tooling that had been purchased from the now defunct Columbia Yachts including the sister Coronado brand. (It should be pointed out, that all these models were significantly modified and it is difficult to determine the similarities of the WATKINS and the earlier Columbias even after close inspection)
In 1986 the Watkins company was sold to the McLaughlin Body Co. The sailboat line was renamed as 'SEAWOLF'. But after this, power boats became the main stay of production. From then on only about one or two hulls per month of each of the 3 remaining models were built. The last WATKINS model was produced in 1989.

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NAME/TYPE       LOA First Built
English / Metric
WATKINS 23 XL 23.00' / 7.01m 1973
WATKINS 17 17.00' / 5.18m 1975
WATKINS 27 27.00' / 8.23m 1977
PORTMAN 36 36.00' / 10.97m 1979
WATKINS 27P 27.00' / 8.23m 1981
WATKINS 36 36.00' / 10.97m 1981
WATKINS 36C 36.00' / 10.97m 1981
WATKINS 32 32.50' / 9.91m 1982
WATKINS 33 33.08' / 10.08m 1984
WATKINS 29 28.92' / 8.81m 1984
WATKINS 25 24.92' / 7.60m 1985
WATKINS 30 28.92' / 8.81m 1987
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