Dibley Yacht Design’s latest 30-foot canting keel offshore race yacht is designed for solo or shorthanded sailing.
“This category of racing is gaining a huge following worldwide,” says designer Kevin Dibley, “and there is a group of NZ locals who want to grow the numbers and enter races such as the Solo Tasman, the Round North Island and the Round New Zealand.”
In Dibley’s design, twin rudders, a canting keel, and twin dagger-boards counteract the powerful and well-balanced square-top sail plan. A fixed prod to handle a Code 0 (with protruding prod for gennakers) allows the yacht to fit into a 10m berth. All sailing and appendage controls are done from the confines of the cockpit.
Cockpit cover from wind and waves ensures protection from the elements and, depending on the configuration, the galley can be worked from port or starboard. There are four berths, good gear storage and a sail-drive diesel under the cockpit.
This high-performance yacht will excel in offshore, coastal or harbour racing. Fixed or lifting keels and various build options and interior layouts are available.