G. William McVay

1921 - 1972


G. William McVay worked as a designer for Paceship Yachts in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia in the 1960's, and later founded McVay Yachts (1965-1973). He built a fiberglass version of the wooden Bluenose originally designed by W. J. Roue. McVay is also responsible for the design and production of the MINUET, FALCON 16 and MCVAY 20 among a number of other designs. Later his son built the VICTORIA 18 at his plant in Florida USA, which was based on the MINUET.

Sailboats Designed By G. William McVay

Model LOA First Built
ACADIAN 30 (PACESHIP) 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1964
ACADIAN 30 YWL (PACESHIP) 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1968
CRUISETTE 20 (PACESHIP) 19.50 ft / 5.94 m 1963
EAST WIND 24 24.58 ft / 7.49 m 1962
EAST WIND 25 (PACESHIP) 24.58 ft / 7.49 m 1962
FALCON 16 (MCVAY) 15.75 ft / 4.80 m 1954
MICMAC 26 (MCVAY) 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1970
MINUET 18.33 ft / 5.59 m 1967
MOUETTE 19 19.50 ft / 5.94 m 1964
PACESHIP P 12 (OAK ISLAND 12) 12.06 ft / 3.68 m 1963
PACESHIP P2-20 19.25 ft / 5.87 m 1962
PEREGRINE 16 (PACESHIP) 15.58 ft / 4.75 m 1965
US 18 17.58 ft / 5.36 m 1980
VICTORIA 18 18.50 ft / 5.64 m 1977
VICTORIA 26 (MCVAY) 26.60 ft / 8.11 m 1982


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