Jack Holt

1912 - 1995


Jack Hold was a prolific designer (and builder) of high performance sailing dinghies during the period immediately following World War II. Most were intended for plywood contruction. He also founded a company that manufactured small boat hardware, which is still in business.
Jack Holt was awarded an OBE in 1979 for his services to sailing.

Sailboats Designed By Jack Holt

Model LOA First Built
CADET (INT) 10.56 ft / 3.22 m 1947
ENTERPRISE (INT) 13.29 ft / 4.05 m 1956
EXPLORER 15 (HOLT) 14.75 ft / 4.50 m 1961
GP14 14.01 ft / 4.27 m 1949
HERON 11.25 ft / 3.43 m 1950
HORNET 16.00 ft / 4.88 m 1951
JACKSNIPE 15.50 ft / 4.72 m 1968
MIRACLE DINGHY 12.76 ft / 3.89 m 1975
MIRROR DINGHY (INT) 10.83 ft / 3.30 m 1965
NATIONAL E (LAZY E) 15.09 ft / 4.60 m 1962
PACER 12.58 ft / 3.83 m 1969
SOLO 12.42 ft / 3.79 m 1956
STREAKER 12.73 ft / 3.88 m 1975
YACHTING WORLD DIAMOND 30.12 ft / 9.18 m 1961
YACHTING WORLD RAMBLER 17.00 ft / 5.18 m 1954


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