Wirth Munroe


Wirth Munroe

Wirth Middleton Munroe (November 29, 1902 - October 21, 1968), American yacht designer and son of Ralph Middleton Munroe.

Munroe was born at the Barnacle, now the Barnacle Historic State Park. In 1933 he married Mary Poore of Coral Gables and they had two children. He was Commodore of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club 1946-1947, a member of the North American Yacht Racing Union (NAYRU) 1936-1966, and the Cruising Club of America as well as Vice-Commodore of the Miami Proa Club. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Association of Southern Florida (HASF) 1943-1966, and served as President of HASF in 1945.

Boat Designing

Wirth Munroe began designing boats at an early age. Some of his designs, for example the Sea Sailer class were put into mass production. Below is a list of some of the many boats he designed with the earliest known boat name and earliest known owner indicated. Additional information on these or other boats designed by Wirth Munroe will be most appreciated.

Sea Sailer Boats

Other Boats Designed by Wirth Munroe

[http://www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle/default.cfm The Barnacle Historic State Park]

References

Data in charts is derived from "Lloyd's Register of American Yachts". All other data is derived from interviews with his children, and his father's biography "The Commodore's Story."


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