08 11 Topic: Dibley Newsletter
NZ based boat-building company, Mitchells Marine, have commissioned Dibley Marine Ltd, to de- sign their new flag ship, the Pioneer 39. Designed in the tradition of the Sea Bright Skiff from the East Coast of the USA, Dibley Marine have taken the concept further by modernising her under body shape to minimise drag, maximise range and efficiency, and make this a very cost efficient yacht that will appeal to a large range of boaties.
The Sea Bright Skiff concept has been around since the early 19th Century when they were used for running prohibition bootleggers between the famous Rum Islands of the Caribbean. They had to be sea worthy, light, strong and with excellent directional stability.