Nelson Marek


Bruce Nelson, with his partner Bruce Marek, were the principles of a prolific San Diego California yacht design firm, Nelson Marek, formed in 1979. Nelson continues to operate Nelson Marek, while Marek is an independent designer on the East Coast. Most of their designs are for custom built yachts including world class racers, although they have designed some production models including the Catalina 42 and Merit 28.
Nelson is a University of Michigan graduate in Naval Architecture. He has been most notable as a principal yacht designer for the America’s Cup contenders and America One challenge. Nelson is a veteran America's Cup racer as well as designer, he teamed with Dennis Conner on three Stars & Stripes boats (12-meter, catamaran, and IACC) from 1985 to 1995 as both a racer and designer. In 1995, he was the principal designer for the PACT 95 defense syndicate yacht Young America, which was ultimately chosen to be the defender.

Last contact information:
Nelson/Marek Yacht Design, Inc.
2820 Canon Street
San Diego, CA 92106 USA
(619) 224-6347 (tel)
(619) 224-5192 (fax)
Email: nmyd@cts.com

Sailboats Designed By Nelson Marek

Model LOA First Built
1D 35 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1998
AMPHIBIAN 30 29.81 ft / 9.09 m 1981
CAPRI 37 (CATALINA) 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1990
CATALINA 42 41.86 ft / 12.76 m 1989
CM 1200 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1996
GERAGHTY 41 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1982
MERIT 28 27.92 ft / 8.51 m 1985
MORGAN 36-4/6 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1982
MORGAN 36-5 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1985
MORGAN 43 43.00 ft / 13.11 m 1985
MORGAN 44 (CATALINA) 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1988
MORGAN 45 (CATALINA) 45.25 ft / 13.79 m 1999
MORGAN 45-3 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1982
MORGAN 45-4 45.33 ft / 13.82 m 1983
NELSON MAREK 36 35.61 ft / 10.85 m 1995
NELSON MAREK 43 42.75 ft / 13.03 m 1993
NELSON MAREK 46 46.58 ft / 14.20 m 1995
SANTANA 30-30GP 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 1983
SANTANA 30-30PC 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 1981
SCHOCK 34 GP 33.83 ft / 10.31 m 1985
SCHOCK 34 PC 33.83 ft / 10.31 m 1986
SCHOCK 55 55.00 ft / 16.76 m 1991
SERENDIPITY 41 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1982
SIERRA 26 26.15 ft / 7.97 m 2008


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