DESIGNER: PHIL RHODES
Philip Leonard Rhodes (1895-1974) was a prolific boat and ship designer of extraordinary range, particularly known for his racing yacht and sloop designs. He designed vessels from 123′ motor-sailors to 7′ dinghies, from hydrofoil racers to giant motor yachts. His work also included commercial and military vessels such as minesweepers and police boats. His clients ranged from Rockefellers to Sears and Roebuck. His 12 Meter class Weatherly won the America’s Cup in 1962.