Frederick R. Parker

1912 - 1984


Frederick R. Parker, M.I.N.A., served his apprenticeship with Berthon Boat Co., Lymington, and was Chief designer to Frederick Sheperd, M.I.N.A.. During the Second World War he was a design draftsman at the English Admiralty and later became a Lloyds Surveyor. He held positions at Dorset Yachts, Co., Poole, and Woodnuts, before starting his own firm in 1948. During his career he designed hundreds of boats, power and sail.
A few of his designs were built in series of fiberglass during the 1960's, but it has been said it was not a material he favored.

Sailboats Designed By Frederick R. Parker

Model LOA First Built
FOLKDANCER 27 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1965
JAVELIN 30 (PARKER) 30.50 ft / 9.30 m 1971
MYSTERE 26 25.75 ft / 7.85 m 1970
POOLE ONE DESIGN 26.33 ft / 8.03 m 1950
WARSASH ONE-DESIGN 26.67 ft / 8.13 m 1968


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