Originally Posted by bobperry
I think Knut might have it right. Calling a boat a "Colin Archer" is a bit like calling the vacuum cleaner a "Hoover". If you just insert "type" after "Colin Archer" it makes perfect sense.
Although I'm not sure how you would get away calling a boat with a transom a "Colin Archer" anything.
Yes but no..
Colin Archer is most famous for his rescue boat design (double ender) where the first boat was named after it's designer.
The first boat was designed and built in 1867, a clinker built one.
The first Pilot Boat was built in 1870.
In 1873 his first sailing ship was launched (designed by Colin Archer, different builder)
The first sailing ship designed and built came in 1875.
He designed 23 sailing ships, built 5 himself and 14 was built by other builders.
In 1883 the first carvel built pilot boat with iron keel was built.
In total 50 pilot boats, in Norway at this time we had "competitive piloting" the first pilot to reach the ship won the job..
in 1892 the polar ship Fram was launched
In 1893 the first rescue boat was launched.
1/3 of his total boat production was pleasure craft's not all of them was double enders. Pictures / drawings of some of his boats.
Lady from 1895