Jay Benford

Benford Design Group & Tiller

Jay Benford has been sailing since before he could walk. He apprenticed with John Atkin starting in 1962, worked for several boat building companies, and then on his own as a yacht designer in 1969. After spending 18 years in the Pacific Northwest, he moved to the Chesapeake Bay where he’s been since 1984. He has several books of his plans available, which can be found at tillerbooks.com.