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At Swain Legacy we revere the boatswain as one who loves and cares for the ship and her crew. The Swain Legacy is that which is passed from those who have loved and lived a maritime life to those who truly want to and will.
Swain produces exquisite, detailed, and handcrafted luggage and tool bags for the boat owner and sailing professional. All pieces are made from scratch, in a small studio, by a handful of skilled craftsman. We draw inspiration from sea shanties, scallywags, and folklore.
Fair winds, following seas.
Forbes Latimer, Founder
Since a young age, Forbes Latimer has been engulfed in the sailing industry through both personal and professional experience. He lived aboard his family’s boats. His father designed and built a 58’ schooner while his Mother ran whale-watching charters aboard their 65’ motor vessel between Vancouver and Alaska.
At seventeen, Forbes purchased and refurbished his own 34-foot wooden sloop. He is an admirer of the art of sailing, enjoys rigging and rope-work and has been swept away on many sailing expeditions around North America, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Forbes’ knowledge and passion for production, arts, and sailing are channeled into creating the Swain Legacy line, unique products of utility and function that appeal to both professional and recreational sailors.