When the war was at last over and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia had established the annual Sydney to Hobart ocean races, Jock Muir developed his talents towards designing and building fine seaworthy yachts for cruising and racing. He designed and supervised the building of Wild Wave, he built Phil Davenport's famous Waltzing Matilda, Westward, Des Ashton's Lahara and others like the Alan Payne designed gem Maris. Many of us from the racing fleet would meet at the Shipwrights Arms, and go down to see Jock's superb craftsmanship, to yarn with him on his ways with boats and the sea. Jock Muir has made a great and lasting contribution towards Australia's marine heritage.
The Alan Payne, Tasman Seabird design, 36-foot Maris, running before a gale in the Tasman Sea. Built by Muirs at Battery Point for Jack Earl in 1958