Denys Rayner

1908 - 1967


WW II naval hero, and, among many other accomplishments, developer of the 'bilge keel' type small yachts, and founder of Westerly Marine Construction Ltd. which, for a time, became Britain's most successful yacht building company. Rayner was the author of 'Escort: the Battle of the Atlantic', his recounting of his war experiences, the sailing guide books, 'Safety in Small Craft' (1961), 'Small Boat Sailing'(1962), and a number of novels.

Sailboats Designed By Denys Rayner

Model LOA First Built
NOMAD 22 (WESTERLY) 22.25 ft / 6.78 m 1967
WESTCOASTER 20 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1960
WESTERLY 22 22.25 ft / 6.78 m 1963
WESTERLY 25 25.08 ft / 7.64 m 1964
WESTERLY 30 30.16 ft / 9.19 m 1966
WINDRUSH 25 (WESTERLY) 25.08 ft / 7.64 m 1966


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