In 1953 a new 60-foot tourist launch, J. Lee M, was fitted out at Muir's for Reg Morrison of Strahan on Tasmania's west coast. She had been designed by Max creese and built by the late Jim Jones of Triabunna.
In 1954, the yard launched the 40-foot game-fishing vessel, Blue Seabird, for Len Lawrence of Sydney "We delivered her to sydney after an 84-hour non-stop passage via Tasman Island driven by a 5 LW Gardner diesel motor. She was the first power boat to come out of the yard and was designed by a naval architect in Sydney. "She was a motor boat, but built in the traditional way with traditional materials and with a self-draining cockpit aft. I last heard of her in South Australia."
Also in 1954 came Fantasy, a UK-design 34-foot yacht built for Dudley Burridge and the late Stan Brown, of Glen Huon. "She successfully competed in many offshore races out of Hobart and was sold to Frank Eyre, of Melbourne in the late fifties. Dudley and I were in the delivery crew to take her to Victoria. She was a very nice boat and as far as I know she was later sold to Sydney." Fantasy had a beam of nine feet, drew five and a half feet and was built of Huon pine with plywood deck over a Tasmanian oak frame.
This 26-foot Sparkman and Stephens design was built for the late Guy Rex in 1955. she was built of Huon pine planking with a marine ply deck and is currently owned by Dr Normwood of Hobart and moored at Woodbridge: 'Her original deck has been replaced with a sprung teak deck and she looks a picture. She was highly respected in harbour racing - but then they are all special, all the boats."