1932 - 2014
Well known english yacht designer, builder and sailor.
The ELIZABETHAN 30 may be considered his first commercial success but he went on to make his name by designing the "round the world" British Steel boats (BT Global Challenge), SIGMA 33, 36 and Fastnet capable 38, and many highly successful Hunter yachts. Others include the SONATA and IMPALA for Hunter Boats, the SIGMA 35 and the 707 sportboat.
Thomas won the National Championship and many other trophies in his own SIGMA 33. In his own ELISABETHAN 30, he nearly won the Round the Island race more than once and was second by a mere 20 seconds in the year 2000.
Bedsides his sailing monohull designs he also he was a consultant on the hull design for the Stealth sports catamaran.