Joseph McGlasson


American Boat builder, designer, and prominent figure in early development of fiberglass production sailboats. The McGlasson built and designed 24' ISLANDER CATALINA literally became the mold for a number of Columbia Yachts earliest models.
(McGlasson was a trained Naval Architect and a narrative we have seen encountered elsewhere, that some of these earlier Columbia models were simply copies of earlier types is probably not correct.)
He left Columbia to form Wayfarer Yachts, which became Islander Yachts. As best as can be determined, his relationships with both firms were not happy.
Later McGlasson moved to Oregon, and started a company called Cape Foulweather Boat Co..

Sailboats Designed By Joseph McGlasson

Model LOA First Built
BAHAMA 25 (CAPE FOULWEATHER) 25.08 ft / 7.64 m 1974
BAHAMA 42 (CAPE FOULWEATHER) 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1974
COLUMBIA 24 24.33 ft / 7.42 m 1962
COLUMBIA 24 CHALLENGER 24.33 ft / 7.42 m 1962
COLUMBIA 24 CONTENDER 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1963
IONA 32 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1973
ISLANDER 21 20.82 ft / 6.35 m 1965
ISLANDER 24 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1961
ISLANDER 29 29.08 ft / 8.86 m 1968
ISLANDER 30 29.58 ft / 9.02 m 1968
ISLANDER 32 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1963
ISLANDER 33 32.58 ft / 9.93 m 1964
ISLANDER BAHAMA 24 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1964


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