Ian Nicolson & Partners

Ian Nicolson was apprenticed to the traditional designer, Fred Parker and was one of the team involved in the first post-war rebuild of large Fife schooner ALTAIR. He did his journeymanship at John I Thornycroft's and later worked with Thornton Grenfell, who is widely considered Canada's (and indeed North America's) finest designer of traditional wooden fast motorboats and power cruisers. After working for Alan Buchanan on wooden yacht designs, Ian Nicolson was the naval architect for 'Yachts and Yachting' magazine and then became a full partner in A Mylne & Co, the design firm set up in 1896