The Dibley Design Advantage

Sapphire 55' Planing Launch

dibley-marine-sapphire-1Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine
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Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine
Built by Barton McGill Marine, this Dibley design is unique in that to require what the owners requested, Dibley "turned the design spiral inside out and has come up with a vessel that has both an innovative refreshing layout as well as distinctive superstructure"
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Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine
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Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine
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Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine
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Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine
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Images courtesy of Barry Thompson, Launch and Motor Yacht Magazine

Reviewed in Launch and Motor Yacht, May 2000

SPECIFICATIONS AND PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS

LOA                        17.50 m      (57'-5")
Beam                        5.12 m             (16'-10")
Draft 1.40 m              (4'-7")
Designed Displacement           19,000 kg           (41,890 #'s)
Power 2 x 430 HP Scania's
Max Speed 30 knots
Cruise Speed 24 knots
Fuel Capacity 2,240 litres (592 US gal)