John Beavor-Webb

Irish-American naval architect / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Beavor-Webb (1849 - March 11, 1927) was a British and American naval architect. He was a designer of sailing yachts, including Partridge 1885, a UK National Historic Ship[1] and the America's Cup challengers Genesta (1884) and Galatea (1885). John Beavor-Webb began his career in England but later worked in the U.S.A. where he designed very large steamyachts like J.P. Morgan's Corsair II (1891) and Corsair III (1899).[2][3]

Beavor-Webb was worth "more than $20,000" by the time of his death.[4] His widow was disinherited but his three daughters each received a trust fund with an income for life.[4]