didn't really find any. But here's a few interesting excerpts about the factory
From ..a transcript of a talk by Gill Bibby on his days at Grampian Marine given at the Grampian Gathering 2002, hosted by Etobicoke Yacht Club – July 27, 2002. http://www.grampianowners.com/History/gill_bibby.html
Gill Bibby tells of how Grampian Marine vastly improved production under the leadership of
Don Wilkinson.. (Excerpts)
"..We’d only been at it for 7 or 8 years, most of us, plus the old Grampian employees – they were a good crew, we had a very good Grampian crew. No one person could take credit for Grampian boats. It was a team that we put together.."
"The 7.9 metre was supposed to save the 26’ line. It was a re-work of that hull. It didn’t quite come up to the scratch that we wanted it to. It had more accommodation, more headroom, but the old 26’ could still sail circles round it. Doesn’t always work to change one..."..we changed the 1,000th [G26] boat into the 7.9 metre – there’s no doubt because I was there."
Q: I read about a 26’ that sailed around the world…
A: These are stories I can’t tell you about. There’s no doubt it’s strong enough to do it.
Read the entire transcript at: http://www.grampianowners.com/History/gill_bibby.html