Dibley 52' Weekender Picnic Boat The design request came from an Auckland couple who were looking for a vessel that is fast, seaworthy and comfortable for weekend or coastal cruising. She needed to have a simple layout as per the client’s recommendations and draft restrictions were taken into account. The Dibley 52 has been designed to perform at 34 knots maximum with a cruising speed of 28 knots. Construction is on the high tech side with Kevlar cloth and a combination of unidirectional, biaxial and tri-axial e-glass cloth. The method will be the frame and batten option as specified by structural engineers High Modulus for the strongest and lightest result. The initial brief was for a one-cabin layout but two cabin layout options are available. A jet drive system is also available.