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Boat building and cruising inspiration from New Zealand

John Welsford’s cruising dinghies

John Welsford’s cruising dinghies John Welsford’s cruising dinghies John Welsford’s cruising dinghies

John Welsford’s cruising dinghies John Welsford’s cruising dinghies

Navigator Jaunty and Pathfinder Varuna photographed by David Perillo

Take a look at these photos – I can’t imagine how anyone could look at them without feeling inspired. The scenery is the coast of New Zealand, and the boats are a Navigator and a Pathfinder, both large cruising dinghies designed by John Welsford.

Just as we slide gloriously into summer here in the UK, it seems odd to think of John and his countrymen and women slipping towards their winter. But we shouldn’t feel too sorry for them yet, judging by Continue reading Boat building and cruising inspiration from New Zealand