W.I.B. Crealock dies

W.I.B. Crealock

W.I.B. Crealock

 

It is with great sadness that I report Bill’s death.  Not only was he a good man, he left behind a strong legacy of wonderful boat designs, including, of course, the Pacific Seacraft 31, 34, 37, 40, 40PH, and 44.  It made him very happy knowing that so many people were enjoying their Pacific Seacrafts.

For years, Bill and Lynne attended our Open Houses at Crusader Yacht Sales.  Those of us who were fortunate to meet them; listen to the stories of his adventures, and hear him expalin his design philosophy, and to see Lynne’s beautiful paintings, will never forget it. 

I remember him often as I see the many beautiful Pacific Seacrafts at our office and hear from Pacific Seacraft owners how much they love their boats. 

He will be sorely missed.

Instead of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s Brigantine Project Completion Loan, www.lamitopsail.org.

Nancy Cann

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