Maurice Griffiths

www.eventideowners.org.uk

1902 - 1997


After World War II, no one, in the English speaking world, did more to make the sport of Yachting available to those of modest means than Maurice Griffith. Before the wide availablity of less expensive production fiberglass yachts, his designs, many of which were published in 'Yachting Monthly' magazine, were conceived for the amateur builder using inexpensive materials, (most were for plywood contruction). His early sailing exploits led him to own a succession of small boats, then to write about them; First for 'Yacht Sales and Charters', and later as editor of 'Yachting Monthly'. He went on to write 29 books. A biography, 'The Magic of the Swatchways', recounts his activities in the defusing of mines during WWII, and for which he was awarded the George Medal. His last book, 'Sailing on a Modest Income', was published in 1996.

A second owners association can be found here: http://www.eventides.org.uk

Sailboats Designed By Maurice Griffiths

Model LOA First Built
ATHENA 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1956
ATLANTIC CLIPPER 36 35.99 ft / 10.97 m 1973
BARBICAN 33 32.58 ft / 9.93 m 1972
COCKLER 25 24.83 ft / 7.57 m 1958
EVENTIDE 24 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1957
EVENTIDE 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1957
FINESSE 27 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1980
FRANCIS DRAKE 37 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1970
GOLDEN HIND 31 31.50 ft / 9.60 m 1968
GOLDEN HIND 31 MKII 31.50 ft / 9.60 m 1992
IDLE DUCK 33.99 ft / 10.36 m 1962
KYLIX 27 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1979
LONE GULL II 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1961
MEDUSA 25 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1960
RIPTIDE 31 30.75 ft / 9.37 m 1970
WATERWITCH 30 MKI 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1957
WATERWITCH 30 MKII 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1959


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