Ted Hood


Ted Hood

Frederick "Ted" E. Hood is a legendary American Yachtsman and Naval Architect. He started the company [http://www.hoodsailmakers.com Hood Sailmakers] in Marblehead, Massachusetts which makes sails. He won the America's Cup in 1974 skippering the yacht Courageous, which he built in his Marblehead shipyard. He built the Ted Hood Marine Complex in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1985, where he opened Little Harbor Marine. His full service marina provided his customers with repairs or their yachts. Construction operations of Little Harbor Yachts were moved to Northern Taiwan. This operation began to design power boats exclusively due to changes in the boating market in the 1990's. In 1999 his company was sold to [http://www.hinckleyyachts.com Hinckley Yachts] [ [http://www.portsmouthmarine.com/content.asp?CategoryID=100 Ted Hood - Biographical Profile] ] .

Ted is currently the president of his own independent yacht design company, Ted Hood Yachts, LLC, which is located in the Hinkley Yachts complex of the Melville Marina in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Ted Hood Yachts has eight power yacht designs, including two Coastal Explorers and six Expedition series yachts, as well as two motor sailor designs on the market all with ocean-going capabilities [ [http://www.tedhoodyachts.com/current_designs/power.html Ted Hood Yachts] ] . All of Ted Hood's yachts are currently under production in Xiamen, China.

Ted was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1993.

You can read more about him in the [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hood German wikipedia entry] .

References

* [http://tedhood.com Ted's homepage]
* [http://www.tedhoodyachts.com Ted's company homepage]


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