After building the prototype and requesting the required licenses, the production from the DC20 has started . The concept has been set up for the Chinese lakes for recreational use, sailing lessons and competitions. The boat will be built in polyester in Dalian. The yard will move soon to a new location.


DC20 launched and ready for production

In Dalian (China) the DC20 (design 171) is launched and made the first trials. The boat is designed for sailing schools and rental especially on the lakes. There are plenty seats, the boat is safe and easy to sail. With an upgrade, such as a retractable gennakerboom, a maintrack and a trapeze, the boat can be used for racing. There is plenty of storage under the aft deck , for example for an outboard and sailing cloth. https://www.yacht-design.nl/designs/dc20defender/

Update, April 2016

A long time we didn’t post any news on the website. And there was so much news, that we didn’t have time to make some articles. In the first months of 2016 we finished the designs of the two orion’s, which are built in Franeker. We also started the design of a 19 meter aluminium sailing yacht and also finished the design of a 6.20 m composite daysailer for the Chineese lakes. At least we have to design a composite 36ft and 38ft sailing yacht for a dutch client.

Project 169-Orion49 / The first aluminium casco is almost fininshed. At the moment the daggerboard and rudders are placed and the yard is finishing the last details in the hull and deck.

Project 170-DF20 / In China are the moulds for a 20ft daysailer almost finished. This summer the prototype will be launched.

Project 173-Orion 49 / The hull of the second Orion will be built at the moment. The differences between the Orion’s are the transom, cockpit, deck, deckhouse and interior. Hull, keel, rudders and rigging are the same for the two boats.

Project 172-RS1900 / We’re designing a 19.00m aluminium sailing yacht for a dutch client. The client delivered the sketches of the exterior in a 2d Rhino-file and designed the interior in 3d himself. We designed and calculated the exterior, construction, keel, rudder and rigging.

Project 175 and 176 / At the moment we’re making the first sketches for the 36ft and 38ft composite daysailers.


DC20 / Defender

Design Philosophie DC20

For the chinese lakes, we designed a 6.20m sailing boat, named DF20/Defender. The main purpose of the DC20 / Defender is for sailing lessons / sailboat rentals and group packages in the Chinese lakes. In addition, with an upgrade of the hardware, the rigging and possibly the keel, the boat will be suitable as a contest boat for three persons.

For sailing lessons and sailboat rental, it will be important that the rig is simple and inexpensive and that five people can sit on the windward side on the deck. For a good seat, the cockpit deck is kept as low as possible. The transom is closed because the cockpit floor is kept as low as possible. Drains have been made to discharge water. The cockpit floor will be kept as low as possible, so the crew can sit on benches in the boat. In the cruising version two benches are included. The DC20 / defender is equipped with air lockers under the cockpit floor and in the side, so that the deck will be at least 150mm above the water level.

For rentals there is a  rubber rubbing strake mounted on the side hull.

There is a cruising and a racing version developed and the difference is in the rigging and the hardware. The cruising version gets a triangular mainsail and a small jib and doesn’t have a traveler for the mainsheet. The racing version gets a bigger mainsail and a maximum jib. In order to keep the price is low, the jib with hanks mounted on the forestay. The possibility for a gennaker, makes it possible for learning this discipline. For racing, the maximum crew weight set at 200kg and there is an opportunity to sail with a trapeze. On the cockpit floor were made in both the touring and racing version hiking straps.

The keel is has a maximum draft of 0.85 meters, which is suitable for the Chinese lakes.

Between the air lockers and the deck are pockets where the personal belongings of the crew can be stowed. Under the lowered rear deck is an ample storage space created, which can be closed watertight.

Hull and deck are constructed in polyester. In the hull will be a PVC foam core, and the deck is reinforced with a Coremat. The keel is constructed of cast iron.


DC20 / Defender

We’re finishing the design of a new 20ft sailing boat for the Chinese market. The boat will be built in polyester. The end of August the production of the moulds will start. As soon as we’ve the final drawings, we will publish these.