Looking at this 'year in review' so far, two of our favorite designs of the year have been "Myrddin," a 32' Classic canoe-sterned Launch, and "Taliesin," a 50' trawler yacht, both beautifully designed by Stephen C. Baker. In the designer's own words: "Myrddin was borrowed, and I use that word advisedly, from the launch Merlin used by Bill Garden as an island tender. Merlin has a definite charm and the sort of 'do anything' character that has endeared old working boats to me for years, and it was a case of love at first sight. With Myrddin, I have tried to create something with the same feeling and utility as the new 'Picnic Boat' trend, but with the grace and qualities of the original." From the same hull form, the larger 50' Taliesin was then brought to life. Continuing with Stephen's own words to describe this wonderful boat, "She would be perfect for low-impact, low-speed cruising almost anywhere in the world. Cruising speed would be around 8.5 knots, and draft is less than 6 feet." These two designs capture the imagination as few boats do, and they deserve a place in our hall of fame.