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Bob Ames

Bob Ames is an American sailboat designer.


Bob Ames designed several of the significant classes of boats around today, including the Vanguard 15, the Vanguard Vector, the Vanguard Nomad, and the Cheetah 30. In addition he has designed versions of development class boats such as the International 14, the American National Canoe, the Moth, and the Ultimate 30.

He has a reputation for designing light and fast planing sailboats.


He is a graduate of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

External links

  • Bob Ames Naval Architects Website
  • Vanguard 15 Design site
  • Laser Performance, manufacturer of the Vanguard 15
  • Cheetah 30 Website
  • NAME - The University of Michigan Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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