Dibley December 2016 Newsletter
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Earlier in the year we designed a 21-foot Sports yacht for the Chinese boatbuilding company Hangtong Yacht Manufacturing Co Ltd which is currently getting ready for production. Once that design was completed from our end, Hangtong approached us on another design request; a 30-foot performance cruising yacht that was fast, simple and easily crewed shorthanded. They had firm ideas on a few features such as the wheel steering but left us to come up with the best package for both sailing systems and interior comfort.
The result is the Dibley 30 Cruiser featured here. An easily driven hull and a simple manageable sail plan are the key components to this design. The deck layout has all controls coming back to the cockpit and both tiller and wheel steering options are available. The prod pulls back into the yacht when not in use. Down below are two double berths and the saloon table which can drop to form further berths. A small navigation table, enclosed Head, and port Galley complete the layout.
This open layout design allows for plenty of light coming in by way of the cabin windows and deck hatches.