Holt continued to produce National 12 designs, but though a process of continual evolution, modifying and improving on existing moulds, so that each batch of boats was a development of the previous one. Here are some photos of later Holt 12s.
N858, Koh-i-noor, sailed by Bob Tillett, winning
a race at Wroxham in 1951. Bob crewed in Flip McGilda at Ranelagh,
and raced against Robin Steavenson, Mike Noakes and Cliff Norbury
on the Hamble and at Wroxham. Bob had sailed an Uffa King (N168,
June) and a modified Uffa King (N515, Figaro) but says "when
the Jack Holt boats appeared I had to have one".
(Photo: Bob Tillett)
|N672, showing the ribbed clinker construction and floorboards||
|672 looking forward, showing the deck stepped timber mast||