John Baker Ltd.

1962 - 1981

Founded by John and Pat Baker at Kenton Forge, near Exeter, UK. They began by building GRP dinghy's including the LARK, which became a popular college and club trainer. Around 1968, he teamed up with designer Angus Primrose and began building his signature Seal line (mostly lift-keel) of sailing yachts, beginning with the SEAL 22.
In 1981, John and Pat left the boat building business and sold much of their tooling to Parker Boats Ltd.

Sailboats Built By John Baker Ltd.

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
LARK 13 13.25 ft / 4.04 m 1967
OTTER 11.92 ft / 3.63 m 1965
SEAL 22 21.75 ft / 6.63 m 1968
SEAL 26 26.33 ft / 8.03 m 1978
SEAL 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1976
SEAL SINBAD 21.75 ft / 6.63 m 1971
SUPER SEAL 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1979

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