Bruce Kelley Yachts
are the creation of Mr. Bruce Kelley, a boat designer and naval architect. Kelley has been designing professionally for many years and has been involved in the production of various different types of production boats. After working for prestigious companies in Europe and Canada, Bruce Kelley joined Irwin Yachts in 1977 and designed several boats in the Citation and Competition series. He moved on and successfully opened his own design office in 1978 and has received production commissions for boats from a number of Florida builders. As a naval architect, Bruce Kelley was associated with IOR racers such as Mr. Bill's Dog and Razzle Dazzle. He was formerly with C&C, designed the IOR Mini Ton Cup winner in 1980, and a number of other successful MORC boats. Bruce Kelly also designed the L22, or Lindenberg 22, the very first boat that Paul Lindenberg made, to win the first Mini-Transat race in 1977. In 1983, Bruce Kelley’s design for the Endeavour 33 and Endeavour 35 went into production. Other Bruce Kelley yachts, and their year of production, include the Lindenberg 22 M/T 1978, Kelley 24 1978, Mirage 236 (1978), Mirage 28 (Kelley) 1980, Mirage 28 (Kelley) FR 1980, Kelley 34 (1982) and Mirage 338/34 (1984). Kelley not only designed world champion sailboats and power yachts, but ran a successful home design, furniture design and landscape business.