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Simpson Designs

PO Box 2
+61 (0)73 396 5135

Simpson Design offers cruising catamaran designs for home builders from 6.5 to 20 metres 21 ft 4 in to 65 ft 7 in), as well as custom designs for all types of craft. Over 300 Simpson designed boats have been built [2004].

Roger Simpson, founder of Simpson Designs, built his first boat with his brother at home in the UK. It was a 23 ft (7 m) trimaran called SHANGAAN, and too small to enter the Round Britain Race, so the brothers built the 26 ft (7.9 m)THREE FINGERED JACK to comply with the waterline length requirements. They finished 8th out of 49 starters. Roger Simpson was a surveyor and produced multihull designs part-time, until he founded the boat-building company Simpson-Wild with his brother and another partner. The company was successful for 3 years, but was forced to close when the world economic climate changed.

Roger Simpson moved to Australia in 1978, after some years working as a boat builder and studying yacht design in New Zealand. He started designing again and eventually founded Simpson Design. He is the author of Simpson on Boatbuilding.

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