During the 1970s new materials allowed people to build speedy and comparatively cheap yachts. One was the H28, originally designed in wood as a comfortable cruising yacht by American designer L. Francis Herreshoff. It was adapted for fibreglass in 1972 by Compass Yachts Ltd. Over the next 20 years some 350 fibreglass H28s were produced, many of them assembled by their owners.
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Reference: New Zealand Yachting and Boating 5, no. 8 (June 1973): 48
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