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Promoting fibreglass

Promoting fibreglass

During the 1970s new materials allowed people to build speedy and comparatively cheap yachts. One was the H28, originally designed in wood as a comfortable cruising yacht by American designer L. Francis Herreshoff. It was adapted for fibreglass in 1972 by Compass Yachts Ltd. Over the next 20 years some 350 fibreglass H28s were produced, many of them assembled by their owners.

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Boating New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Yachting and Boating 5, no. 8 (June 1973): 48

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - Yachting after 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/7146/promoting-fibreglass (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Harold Kidd, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016