Albert Strange, 1855–1917
From the Albert Strange Association site
Albert Strange was one of the foremost designers of small cruising yachts and his craft, acknowledged to be of classic quality were, and still are, sought by small boat sailors and builders on many countries. His designs, and his writings on the subject, contributed significantly to the evolution of the seaworthy cruising yacht. He had a lifelong career in art, exhibiting many times at the Royal Academy, and turned to yacht design as an activity complementary to his love of small boat sailing. His talents were numerous—yacht designer, artist, fly fisherman, raconteur, writer, and experienced cruising yachtsman, often single-handed.