The following is to familiarize the reader with the various types of boats designed by J. Simpson Ltd. since its founding in 1974. We have included vessels presently under construction (in parenthesis) as well as those in service since the launch date of hull no. 1 shown.

We are a versatile firm and will work with both professional and amateur builders. This biography is by no means a complete indication of the types of projects we get involved with but should give the reader a better idea of our experience and expertise.

Our designs consist of a variety of materials: fiberglass [F] (sandwich and solid); Steel [S]; and aluminum [A]. While we do not prefer one material over the other, there are certain applications in which some materials are better suited. Plans are available for designs noted with [p].
Speeds shown for power boats are maximum in knots. Sailing vessel speeds are shown at cruising under power, with reported speeds under sail in parenthesis.

P O W E R Y A C H T S
Including Charter and Passenger vessels

Type
Mat'l
# Built
Launched
Power
Speed
18' Sportboat
A
 6
 1989
1 @ 150
 30
20' Sportboat
F
1986
1 @ 200 
30 
24' Sportboat
A
1990
1 @ 225 
45
30' Cruiser
F
(-) 
2003
2 @ 220 
36
33' Cruiser
F
12 
1974
1 @ 85 
11
35' Sportfisher
1(4) 
1998
2 @ 350
30
37' Cruiser
4
1984
1 @ 270
21
37' Sedan
1
1990
1 @ 128
14
38' Sportfisher
18 
1998
2 @ 300
32
40' Cruiser
A
1998
2 @ 350
30
43' Sportfisher
F
1981
2 @ 270
30
43' Cruiser
51 
1981
2 @ 150
15
44' Sportfisher
1989
2 @ 350
22
46' Cruiser
F
15 
1983
2 @ 225
19
49' Cruiser
22 
1983
2 @ 300
22
50' Motoryacht
1987
2 @ 300
19
53' Motoryacht
1982
2 @ 325
18 
55' Motoryacht
1978
1 @ 260
16
54’ Tour Boat
1* 
1998
2 @ 540
38
55' Sportfisher
1* 
1987
2 @ 375
22
56' Motoryacht
1988
2 @ 475
22
58’ Motoryacht
(1) 
--
2 @ 300
14
60' Tour Vessel
1* 
1989
2 @ 500
22
65' Charter
1
1986
2 @ 160
12
65' Catamaran
 1*
1991
2 @ 185
12
68' Charter
 1*
1989
2 @ 150
12

S A I L I N G V E S S E L S

28' Sloop
F
28
1977
25
7(8)
31' Sloop
F
3
1979
25
7(9)
33' Cutter
S
3
1983
25
7(8)
34' Cutter
A
1
1989
30
7(8)
37' Cutter
F
1
1983
18
6(9)
37' Schooner
S
4
1983
30
7(7)
40' Cutter
S
2(1)
1998
30
8(8)
41' Cutter
S
5
1990
40
7(8)
42' Cutter
F
1
1997
42
8(9)
42' Cutter
S
1
1991
40
7(7)
43' Ketch
S
1
1989
50
8(9)
43' Cutter
A
1
1998
52
9
48' Cutter
F
1
1982
55
8(11)
50' Ketch
S
1
1996
65
8
60' Schooner
S
1
1985
60
8(9)
64' Ketch
S
2
1980
120
8(12)
69' Cutter
A
1
1990
150
9(10)
70' Schooner
S
1
1973
110
7(14)

C O M M E R C I A L V E S S E L S

7' Ski Tug
F
3(4)
1980
1 @ 35
25
17' Skiff
A
12
1973
1 @75
30
20' Commander
A
2
1985
1 @ 160
34
20' Catamaran
A
1
1986
2 @ 90
50
21' Catamaran
F
5
1989
2 @ 90
45
21' Pursuit
A
1
1984
1 @ 140
40
22' Commuter
A
2
1987
1 @ 160
30
22' Scout Boat
A
1
1994
1 @ 225
36
22' Skiff
A
3
1989
1 @ 150
26
22' Lobster Boat
A
1
2002
1 @ 300
34
23' Log Salvage
A
3
1974
1 @ 200
35
24' Skiff
S
1
1989
1 @250
22
24' Sport/Dive
A
1
1988
1 @ 200
30
24' Bridge Ass's
A
2
1993
2 @ 260
32
26' Tug
S*
1
1998
1 @ 270
7.5
27' Bowpicker
A
1
1992
2 @ 350
38
28' Launch
A
1
1986
1 @ 350
30
28' Gillnetter
A
1
1989
1 @ 270
29
29' Lobster Boat
A
2
2001
1 @ 300
26
30' Gillnetter
F
20
1974
1 @ 350
26
30' Gillnetter
A
1
1985
1 @ 85
13
28' Bowpicker
A
1
1985
1 @350
30
29' Charter
A
1
1984
1 @ 160
25
30' Bowpicker
A
1
1977
1 @ 225
20
32' SuperSkiff
A
7
1987
1@ 200
25
32' Gillnetter
F
1
1993
2 @ 420
32
32' Gillnetter
A
6
1986
2 @ 300
30
33' Fishboat
A
3
1984
1 @ 180
13
34' Superskiff
A
1
1989
1 @ 375
26
34' Bowpicker
A
1
1989
2 @ 200
22
35' Fishboat
A
8
1987
1 @ 250
22
35' Superskiff
A
4
1990
2 @ 200
28
36' Landing Craft
A
1
1996
1 @ 350
26
37' Launch
F
1*
1987
1 @ 300
16
38' Fishboat
F
5
1973
1 @ 270
14
38' Gillnetter
A
1
1990
2 @ 400
28
38' Scoutboat
A
1
1989
2 @ 300
19
38' Crab Boat
A
1
1993
1 @ 300
15
42' Fishboat
A
1
1987
1 @ 250
14
42' Landing Craft
A
1
2002
2 @ 300
22
43' Fishboat
F
13
1978
1 @ 270
15
44' Seiner
A
1*
1990
1 @ 320
9
46' Seiner
S
1*
1989
1 @ 320
10
49' Fish Packer
F
1*
1976
1 @ 300
11
55' Seiner
A
2*
1991
1 @ 585
10

Vessels built under class to comply with regulatory agencies (Transport Canada{TC}, USCG, etc) are denoted by *.

In addition to the vessels shown, J,. Simpson Ltd. has also done consultation and design work on other vessels, both ‘new builds’ and conversions. Examples are:

  • Re-design and re-power of a 32’ catamaran: speed went from 34 to 47+ knots.
  • Conversion of a 100’ steel tug to a passenger vessel (TC inspected).
  • SARPal: Search and Rescue-Portable, air launched. Assist and design in conjunction with commercial and military interests to develop ( proof of concept) an air dropped remote/autonomous marine rescue vehicle.
  • Supply of technical assistance and drawings for a 85’ aluminum motoryacht. Structure, propulsion/steering, layout, and stability.
  • Design check and hydrostatics for several settling pond (petroleum) skimmers of various sizes.

Member:

  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Society of Boat and Yacht Designers
  • American Boat and Yacht Council
  • Canadian Marine Advisory Council
  • Canadian Coast Guard –Auxiliary
  • Canadian Power Squadrons
  • Canadian Historical Society