Dibley 46' Racing Cruising Yacht
Boat Names: Macs Out, More Witchcraft
The Dibley 46 was commissioned by a New Zealand businessman and experienced yachtsman. He wished to combine the accommodation, structural strength and sea keeping ability of an off shore cruising yacht with the speed and handling of an ‘around-the-buoys’ racing machine.
The deck layout is neat and uncluttered enhancing the smooth purposeful lines and ensuring shorthanded sailing is easy and enjoyable. Twin wheels ensure maximum visibility and comfort for the helmsman while the open transom provides excellent boarding access for fishing, swimming and the transfer of people and equipment.
Careful attention has been given to weight placement. Whether cruising or racing, a smoother faster ride is obtained through having very little excess weight forward of the main bulkhead and aft of the companionway. With all water and fuel tanks situated around the centre of buoyancy, and bulky cruising equipment kept as low as possible, uncomfortable pitching in a seaway is minimised.
First yacht of this design, sailing on the water, was ‘Macs Out’, in Auckland, New Zealand. Now owned by veteran Sydney Hobart skipper, John Cameron, ‘Fincorp More Witchcraft’ races out of Sydney, Australia. She has completed 3 Sydney-Hobart’s and has won various races including 1st in PHS in the 2004 Ingles Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race; and 3rd in PHS in the 2005 Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race.
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