Different Boats by Philip Bolger


Philip C. Bolger (December 3, 1927 – May 24, 2009), prolific boat designer, was born and lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He began work full-time as a draftsman for boat designers Lindsay Lord and then John Hacker in the early 1950s.

The Gloucester Light Dory, one of Bolger’s better-known designs

Bolger’s first boat design was a 32-foot (9.75 m) sport fisherman published in the January 1952 issue of Yachting magazine. He subsequently designed more than 668 different boats,[1] from a 114-foot-10-inch (35 m) replica of an eighteenth-century naval warship, the frigate Surprise (ex-Rose), to the 6-foot-5-inch (1.96 m) plywood box-like dinghy Tortoise.

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