The most broadly successful performance yacht designer of the last 35 or so years has achieved that status through a laser-like ability to lock onto the requirements of a target market and then deliver the ideal product for it – and which also works off the shelf. Carol Cronin unravels the creative force that is Rod Johnstone
We all know the story: a budding yacht designer builds a race-winning boat in his garage, then teams up with his marketingsavvy brother to create a family business – which just entered its fourth decade. So any profile of Rod Johnstone, co-founder of J/Boats, should focus on less well-known details. Childhood, design inspirations, favourite boats?
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