Classic Motoryacht Designers: Harold Lee/Lee & Brinton

Lee & Brinton, naval architects, specialized in designing power boats for Pacific Northwest cruising.

Naval architect George Wayland joined the firm in 1920, and it became known as Lee, Brinton & Wayland, naval architects.
 

Harold Lee attended Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School and majored in naval architecture at Cornell University. He set up a design office in Seattle in 1906.
 
   
Fred Brinton specialized in naval architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked for a number of years as a shipyard superintendant.  In 1907 he moved to Seattle to partner with Harold Lee in forming Lee & Brinton, naval architects. Fred S. Brinton