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Edward S. Brewer
Ted Brewer
www.tedbrewer.com
From Designers website:
Ted was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1933. In 1957 he was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Army and resigned his commission to return to his first love, boating. He was lucky to get a job as yacht broker with George Cuthbertson, who later founded C&C Yachts and, at the same time, Ted was working on the Westlawn School of Yacht Design course.

Ted learned a great deal about design from George and also from Dick Telford, a boat builder, a very capable designer, and a good friend who also worked there. During his years with Cuthbertson, Ted was racing aboard 8 meter yachts in Lake Ontario and sailing his own small boats up and down the lake. Then, in late 1960 he had a chance to move to Connecticut and work for A. E. "Bill" Luders Jr. as assistant designer.

While with Bill he worked on everything from 5.5 meter sloops (about 50 of them), to 12 meter America's Cup racers, ocean racing yachts and power boats. He assisted in the modification of WEATHERLY for the successful 1962 Cup defense and did all the drawings for the Bill Luders' designed 12 meter yacht AMERICAN EAGLE, and supervised her construction.

In 1967 Ted moved to Brooklin, Maine to hang out his shingle but still did all of Luders drafting, including the conversion of EAGLE to an ocean racer. In partnership with Bob Wallstrom he produced over 100 custom and production designs, from 18' catboats to the exquisite 62' teak ketch TRAVELLER III and, from the sublime to the ridiculous, even a 64' 3 masted schooner approved by the USCG for daysailing 125 passengers.

In the mid '70s Ted pioneered his, widely copied, radius bilge method of building metal hulls and, over the years, designed dozens of steel and aluminum craft from 30 to 100 feet. One of these yachts, GLOBE STAR, circumnavigated the globe in '81 without the use of sextant, compass or instruments of any kind.

From 1970 to 1979, Ted worked in partnership with Bob Wallstrom, who had a hand in many of the designs during this period.

In '79 Ted moved to Washington state and, in the next 20 years, produced 160 more designs including the beautiful Whitby 55 ketch, the handsome 45' schooner SOPHIA CHRISTINA and the fast and powerful 70' schooner TREE OF LIFE, winner of the 2000 Antigua Race Week.

In 1999 Ted and his wife Betty moved to Gabriola Island, B.C. Where he donated time, for several years, lecturing at the Silva Bay Shipyard School. They moved to Agassiz, B.C. In 2006, where he still sells stock plans and writes for Good Old Boat magazines. In addition to completing over 270 designs, Ted has written three books; one of them, 'Understanding Boat Design', is now in its 4th edition and has been a popular design primer for 30 years.

'Understanding Boat Design' by Ted Brewer
Available at www.tedbrewer.com or at any number of book sellers.
Pub: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 4th edition (November 1, 1993)
ISBN-10: 0070076944
ISBN-13: 978-0070076945

Ted has raced and cruised in waters from Hawaii (3 Trans-Pacs) to the eastern Mediterranean, and from the Caribbean to the Great Lakes.

Editors addendum:
I want to express my appreciation to designer Ted Brewer, and his wife Betty) for providing, many valuable corrections, and additions, including a number of terrific drawings of his many boats.
I'd like to add that one can purchase full sized drawings of most of his designs, as well as his book from his web site. I believe you can also purchase any of his past articles from the Good Old Boat website. (goodoldboat.com)
Thanks again, Ted and Betty.
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NAME/TYPE        LOA First Built
English / Metric
DOUGLAS 31/32 32.09' / 9.78m 1967
CAPE CARIB 33 32.33' / 9.85m 1970
LAZY JACK SCHOONER 31.58' / 9.63m 1972
ALOHA 28 28.00' / 8.53m 1972
WHITBY 42 42.00' / 12.80m 1972
HULLMASTER 31 31.25' / 9.53m 1973
HULLMASTER 27 27.25' / 8.31m 1974
CABOT 36 35.58' / 10.84m 1974
OLYMPIC ADVENTURE 47 47.00' / 14.33m 1974
HM-27 27.25' / 8.31m 1975
QUICKSTEP 24 23.92' / 7.29m 1976
OLYMPIC 42 41.99' / 12.80m 1976
GODERICH 35 35.62' / 10.86m 1977
MORGAN 382 38.33' / 11.68m 1977
CAPE NORTH 43 43.24' / 13.18m 1977
OLYMPIC ADVENTURE 42 40.83' / 12.44m 1978
CONSTELLATION 44 44.33' / 13.51m 1978
EO 32 32.00' / 9.75m 1979
PACIFIC 42/45 45.00' / 13.72m 1980
MARINER 47 (BREWER) 47.50' / 14.48m 1980
MORGAN 32 31.92' / 9.73m 1980
OCEANIC 46 (BREWER) 45.75' / 13.94m 1980
OCEANIC 43 42.92' / 13.08m 1980
ROB ROY 23 22.67' / 6.91m 1980
SUN SEEKER 23 22.67' / 6.91m 1980
KAIULANI 34 33.92' / 10.34m 1980
KAIULANI 38 38.00' / 11.58m 1980
MAO TA 42/44 44.00' / 13.41m 1980
THREE SEAS 45 45.00' / 13.72m 1980
ALOHA 10.4 34.00' / 10.36m 1981
ALOHA 34 34.00' / 10.36m 1981
PAN OCEANIC 38 37.83' / 11.53m 1982
ISLANDER 48C 47.50' / 14.48m 1982
MORGAN 383/384 38.33' / 11.68m 1982
WHITBY 55 56.00' / 17.07m 1982
OCEANIC 38 37.83' / 11.53m 1982
BREWER 12.8 42.00' / 12.80m 1983
MORGAN 32-2/3 32.00' / 9.75m 1983
ALOHA 8.5 28.00' / 8.53m 1983
BREWER 44 44.00' / 13.41m 1984
JASON 35 34.50' / 10.52m 1984
NIMBLE 30 29.92' / 9.12m 1985
BREWER 46 46.00' / 14.02m 1985
THREE SEAS 40 40.00' / 12.19m 1986
NIMBLE 20 20.83' / 6.35m 1986
NIMBLE 24 24.20' / 7.38m 1988
NIMBLE 25 ARCTIC 26.00' / 7.92m 1988
KANTER ATLANTIC 45 44.75' / 13.64m 1989
NIMBLE WANDERER MS 32.42' / 9.88m 1997
NIMBLE KODIAK 24 24.00' / 7.32m 1998



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