Will Stirling Director

Will Stirling began his training to be a boatbuilder at the age of 21. He completed an MA in Maritime History whilst building his first sailing vessel Alert, a 37′ smuggling lugger. His thesis covered the design and construction of revenue cutters between 1770-1850 (during the 1780s his very great grandfather, Admiral Sir Robert Barlow, was a revenue cutter captain). He then went on to design and build the elegant 43′ Gentleman’s Cutter, Integrity, based on the lines of the Victorian yachts of circa 1880. Will has also designed and built over 50 clinker dinghies. He is a qualified marine surveyor specialising in wooden yachts. Will spends much of his time sailing in Arctic waters on Integrity.