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Old 05-15-2014, 12:29 AM   #1
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I am still discovering things in my boat once in awhile that startle me a little in how clever, useful, or well thought out they are. This has prompted me a couple of times to research the designer whose name plate is on the boat, a naval architect by the name of Pieter Beeldsnijder. I am amazed at the vast number of boats that one man in one life can be involved in.

I have noticed that there are many on this forum that seem to like looking at pictures of boats as much as I do. If you are one of those, I highly recommend that you do a google search for Pieter Beeldsnijder and then click on one of the top choices that is 'images for Pieter Beeldsnijder. I am not sure I could make a link work.

Plan ahead by stockpiling provisions as you could spend days gawking at this array. While he primarily worked in steel boats like mine, there is even a woody or two in the portfolio.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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Here's a smattering...

http://www.pieterbeeldsnijder.nl/pag...px?m=trawlersy

My favourite from these designs would be "Freelance";

http://www.pieterbeeldsnijder.nl/ga....awlersy&cm=516
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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How about this one? This one surprises me because most of his boats (and the Dutch boats generally) are steel or aluminum, but is sure is pretty and the lines/layout are typical.
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Many designers are like that. I was amazed the first time I looked at Bill Garden's designs. I must get to Mystic Seaport sometime to see his designs. This gives you an understanding though of these men, from Boats of Every Sort by William Garden:

I love to design boats. Rather design boats than eat. Often do. So let's get going on the perfect ship before you are so old you have to be carried aboard.

I have drawers full of stock plans and a head full of boats that want to be launched.

Whether you want the ultimate in a motor or sailing yacht or a one cylinder clam hound, I can fix you up with a plan to suit.


He had over 670 designs. He was pretty much a recluse. Washington was too busy for him so across the border to Canada to an island.

Many designers have such a love for it that they are quite prolific.
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Here's a smattering...

My favourite from these designs would be "Freelance";

http://www.pieterbeeldsnijder.nl/ga....awlersy&cm=516
wow that is a beautiful boat... I like a good round stern but the canoe thing is a but excessive.. looses a bit too much cocktail deck.. and less than great access to the water.
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