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
|BAHAMA 24 (ISLANDER)||24.00 ft / 7.32 m||1964|
|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|