O'Day Corp.

1958 - 1989

Founded by famed Americas Cup sailor and olympic medalist George O'Day. In the beginning George O'Day Associates was only a distributor for several brands of small Sailboats. Some were produced by Fairey Marine of England and Marscot Plastics in the USA. (O'Day took over Marscot in 1958 to build the RHODES 19.) Soon he became involved in producing his own line of boats. Among the most successful projects was in commissioning Uffa Fox to design the DAYSAILER in 1969. Eventually, more than 12000 of these were sold. O'Day sold his company to the conglomerate Bangor Punta (later Lear Siegler) in 1966. For a number of years, O'Day Corp. was the largest producer of sailboats in the US.
Manufacturers ID (>1972): XDY.

Sailboats Built By O'Day Corp.

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

Model LOA First Built
RAVEN (USA) 24.25 ft / 7.39 m 1949
RHODES 19 19.17 ft / 5.84 m 1959
RHODES 19 CB 19.17 ft / 5.84 m 1959
SPRITE 10 (O'DAY) 10.16 ft / 3.10 m 1959
SUPER SPRITE 10 (O'DAY) 10.16 ft / 3.10 m 1960
SUPER SWIFT (O'DAY) 12.67 ft / 3.86 m 1966
SWIFT (O'DAY) 10.33 ft / 3.15 m 1964
TEMPEST 23 (O'DAY) 23.17 ft / 7.06 m 1964
TEMPEST (INTERNATIONAL) 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1965
WIDGEON 12 (O'DAY) 12.33 ft / 3.76 m 1964
WILDFIRE 16.75 ft / 5.11 m 1968
WOOD-PUSSY 13.50 ft / 4.11 m 1943
YNGLING 20.83 ft / 6.35 m 1967

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