Very sad news; I met Bill at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show sometime in the early '90's. What a fun guy; he had a quiet and sly wit about him and loved what he did - genuinely loved it.
He will be missed by so many...
11-05-2009 10:05 AM
Great shot of Gypsy Palace. She's beautiful.
11-05-2009 09:12 AM
Thank you, Bill
I wish I had had the opportunity to meet him. He designed my most favorite posession that feeds my absolutely favorite passion. Sail on, Bill. The Crew of s/v Gypsy Palace #143, Crealock 37.
10-21-2009 12:33 PM
Thank you Bill:
10-20-2009 05:57 PM
Greetings everyone ... aboard Lou Ann ...
10-20-2009 02:11 AM
I have never met "Gentleman Bill" nor owned one of his designs. But I still feel a sense of loss. When in high school in the 60's I read his first book "Vagabonding Under Sail" and later in life I always admired his designs. He will be missed but his designs will sail on and on.
Here's one of his designs that you might not have seen - the Tall Ship Irving Johnson
10-16-2009 03:43 PM
I also had met and talked with Bill; he had even given me his e-mail address for any questions. His design was a rare, maybe even unique, combination of stability and performance that just made us feel comfy in any location, any weather. He now has " fair winds and following seas" every day.
formerly of Asylum
10-15-2009 10:34 PM
Thank you Mr. Crealock. Thank you for all the advice you have given Tully Mars and me. Thank you for your wisdom, your humor and kindness. Thank you for sharing your dream and passion for the sea. Thank you Bill for always being “Gentleman Bill.” We will miss you.
s/v Tully Mars
10-15-2009 05:21 PM
Bill Crealock will be missed greatly, especially in the Pacific Seacraft community. He designed beautiful and amazing boats that have carried countless people over the horizon and back safely, and are a delight to sail. I did not have the opportunity to meet him, but those I know who did speak of him highly.
If these photos don't show up, they are also in my Gallery.