View Full Version : Who Is H.E. Cox, Boat designer?

Mike Jaskwhich
01-23-2002, 08:23 PM
H.E. Cox of New Zealand apparently designed at nice looking sloop,a version of which was built recently by the Shipwrights Point School of Tasmania. The Boat really looks good. I would like more information about Cox the designer and other boats by him. see www.woodenboatschool.com (http://www.woodenboatschool.com)

11-08-2006, 04:00 AM
A mate of mine has a H.E.Cox designed boat in Oz if any of the Kiwi guys (or of course anyone else at all) knows anything it would be nice if they would share.

John B
11-08-2006, 04:09 AM
He was an ex pat Kiwi living in England IIRC.( I might be confusing that with Arthur Robb)
Teal is a Cox ,about 38 ft. Hinemoa, about 44 ft is one.She can be bought cheap, she's a mess( I was looking at her last week.)

45 ft. and I have his name written in a book as E.H. Cox. Naval Architect.

Graeme Forrest
11-10-2006, 01:42 AM
He was Christchurch based, and there are a number of his designs down there aparently. I think he died comparitively recently. I remember his designs featuring fairly regularly in Seaspray magazines of the late sixties and early seventies.I seem to recall reading somewhere that he was a post WW2 English imigrant, hence John's comment.
Perhaps someone from Christchurch area has more info.

11-15-2006, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the replies gentlemen.I'm also in the Chch area so I suppose I could ask some questions locally.

11-30-2007, 10:15 AM
Eric Cox was a Christchurch yacht designer in the 1930's. I own Tangaroa a 28ft sloop long keel 6 ton displacement. She was built by Lance Collingwood of Christchurch ( Eric Cox was his neighbour )starting about 1935 - launched 1950. She is built of Kauri with Black Butt keel timbers - the ballast keel is cast iron. I have some old photos showing her being built from Mrs Collingwood.

07-21-2017, 06:18 AM
Bump. Anybody know any more about Eric Cox?

08-08-2017, 09:10 PM
Some info on an Eric Cox design (32' canoe stern):


08-08-2017, 09:28 PM

08-08-2017, 10:22 PM
Peter, you're amazing.

That looks like a later iteration of the 1951 Sea Spray article design. Can't tell if it has the canoe stern, but most of the other features look identical.

Timber spars and the seams splined, all in good order, what a buy!

Snow Pea
08-17-2017, 07:26 AM
As I kid I sailed a bit on a Cox 40 ketch. A lovely boat with a nice low pilothouse. The name of the boat has slipped my mind at the moment, but she was a near sistership to a boat I think was called encore. Both were very beautiful, fast and efficient crusing boats.

I remember the clever custom cast bronze fittings, especially the anchor winch which was just a lever with a chain pawl on it. Together with a chain pawl on the bow it simply and quickly hauled recovered the anchor.

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