(1895 - 1974)
Philip L. Rhodes was a pre-eminant sail boat designer for half of the past century, from 1920 to 1970. Because he designed many boats for ocean racing, especially to Bermuda, his boats had to be fast, but they also had to be strong, seaworthy, and comfortable to survive and keep racing through the gales that frequent the Gulf Stream and other race courses. He also designed many other boats, from dinghies to huge luxury cruisers and commercial and military vessels.
Whatever the boat, Rhodes knew how to make it work and feel just right.