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Dibley IOM Press Release, April 2011

International One Metre Design Press Release

Early in 2011, Carl Smith, Graham Roberts and Antony Sisson, approached Dibley Marine in regards to producing the DM range of International One Metre (IOM) radio controlled yachts that have dominated the New Zealand fleets since they came on the scene back in 2009. Carl Smith was Dibley Marine’s first client back in the early 1990’s when he built the Dibley 650 sportsboat ‘Stealth’. Carl is currently building his third Dibley designed yacht, a 40-foot Canting Keeler which he is hoping to launch sometime this year. Joining Carl in the IOM venture is Graham Roberts who runs coaching and mentoring sessions at the Tauranga Radio Sailing Club, and Antony Sisson who, as a New Zealand Boatbuilder, has been building IOM’s, in his spare time, for as long as he can remember.


IOM (International One Meter)
Radio Controlled Racing Yacht
New Zealand Champion hulls
In Production in NZ

February 2004 Dibley Newsletter

Carl Smith, from Tauranga, New Zealand, is currently building a 38’ Racing / Cruising Yacht which is the latest design out of the Dibley Design Studio. Being built for his own use, Carl plans to campaign her in local and National events as well as the occasional offshore event such as Hamilton Island Race Week in Queensland Australia.

Carl has had a long association with Dibley Marine and was the first owner / builder of the Dibley 650 ‘Stealth’ which is racing successfully in the South Island. Structural Engineering was done by High Modulus NZ Ltd. and the Rig was designed by Chris Mitchell of Applied Engineering Ltd. Launch date will be early 2005.


February 2004 Dibley Newsletter
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