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post #4 of Old 11-16-2007
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Dawg -- While I generally agree with your thoughts about old threads, I'd cut this guy some slack because the New Horizon is not very well known. It was designed in 1957 by S&S for the Ray Greene & Company as one of the first auxiliary powered sailboats made from fiberglass. Greene is usually credited as the first person to build a fiberglass boat. The New Horizon sold rather poorly at first and is over shadowed in fiberglass sailboat lore by the Pearson Triton, which was introduced at the 1959 New York Boat Show. The Pearson cousins sold something like 19 Tritons at that show and were off and running in the fiberglass boat industry. The New Horizon continued on, but Greene got mad at S&S when they designed a very similar 27 footer 3 years later for Douglas & McLeod that came to be known as the Tartan 27 . The larger Tartan was more popular than the New Horizon.

Source of all this is Dan Spurr's terrific book "Heart of Glass", which is the history of fiberglass boats and the men who made them. I refer to my copy quite often.

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