Eight Bells: Designer Ray Wall

Ray Wall

Dec 21, 2023

We salute the recent passing on Vancouver Island of Ray Wall at 91 who designed the CS36, CS33 and CS 27 and the Quanta 28. 

When Brampton builder CS Yachts launched the CS27 in 1975, it was a giant step towards becoming one of this country’s big three builders.  Ray Wall, who drew the 27 while he was employed with Camper and Nicholsons, moved to Canada in 1977 and was responsible for the CS36 (500 built including Merlin) and the CS33 (450 built) during his subsequent tenure as chief designer at the CS Brampton plant supervising construction and working on future models. 

He moved to Vancouver BC in 1984 and set up Quanta Yachts.

Related Articles

Jeanneau Yachts 55

Throw away the box, this is some fresh thinking

Seemingly part sailboat and part spaceship, the new Jeanneau Yachts 55 just busted through the boundaries of traditional yacht design. I couldn’t take my eyes off the bubble hardtop that met me at the dock and I stepped aboard with trepidation. A few hours later, I was planning how to spend my not-yet-won lottery winnings.

Read More


Paving the Way to Cleaner Boating – How a Commitment to Reducing our Environmental Impact is Inspiring Cleaner Boating in Ontario

By Dave Rozycki

Over the past seven decades, Ontario’s marina industry has developed alongside some of Canada’s largest freshwater lakes. Boaters have been able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and create lasting memories on the water, with certain marinas dating back to the 1960s. As we reflect on this rich history, we can begin to see trends in how our footprint may have had an effect on the environment, in not-so-positive ways. However, by embracing innovative solutions and adopting sustainable practices, both marinas and boaters hold the key to preserving and enhancing the quality of our lakes and marine life for generations to come.

Read More