The international Harken website published an interview with me.
For the DC41 and sailing yachts in general, we have tested various hull shapes. We calculated the performance of a round bilge hull and a single chined hull, as we see in the Volvo Ocean Race. It was obvious that there’s a big benefit downwind for lightweight racers, but what’s the advantage for a racer⁄cruiser in short races and what does the IRC with the single chined hull?
In the last Zilt nr. 54, Pieter Bos wrote a nice journey about his trip around South America.
We made a new design for the Admirals Tender Sport. The original linesplan is designed by Van de Stadt Design and we designed a new deck and installation (220 pk Volvo). The boat is built in the Netherlands by Jachtbouw Vels & Partners in Medemblik. During the trials the boatspeed was easily 31 kts. There was no difference btween a crew of 6 or 2 persons. www.admiralstender.com
2009 was a good and special year for ‘Bands’ with a lot of nice projects. Besides the designing we cooperated in a boatyard and now we’re also building composite yachts. This development was a good opportunity for our company. At the moment we’re building the 77ft ‘Aelicia’ and the Admiral’s Tender Sport.
Keith Austin of the ‘South Pacific boat Company’ is the new agent of Satellite Yacht Design in Australia and New Zealand. South Pacific Boat Company will be providing a quality service of marketing and sales to the amateur and professional Yacht Builder of yacht Kits and yacht plans designed exclusively by Satellite Yacht Design(Kees Van de Stadt). South Pacific Boat Company will be the exclusive agents for Satellite Yacht Designs plans and kits in Australia and New Zealand as well as the nearby Pacific Island of the Southern Pacific region.
The sales of the ‘Crest Yachts’ is taken over by Kolibri Jachtbouw. This yard allready had some wooden building kits of the famous Kolibri yachts.
For information and prices, please contact the yard. www.kolibri-jachtbouw.nl
Project 149 is a 60 feet aluminium yacht and will be built by “K & M Yachtbuilders” in Makkum. The design will be finished and the building will start in August 2008.
Project 147 is after project 142 and 144 the third sportboat in line.
Satellite Yacht Design
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