Established in 1994, the Hall of Fame has been inducting two or three US-made boats a year since then, all of them important developments in sailing design for the mass market.
History of a pre-eminant sail boat designer for half of the past century, from 1920 to 1970, with an analytical biography and design details.
Horner reviews the influences behind this design, its construction methods, and its history, including pricing history. He identifies design or construction problems that have been found in older boats. Comments include: "Although the design is now 40 years old, many people, myself among them, still consider the Bermuda 40 one of the most beautiful yachts afloat."