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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Van de Stadt Design
Not sure if this has been posted, but they look like interesting blue water cruisers. They can build aluminum hulls and retracting keels across a broad range of sizes.
Van de Stadt Design - Image 47
They also have what they call a "SwingRig" in which the mast rotates. Can't imagine that makes for a water tight deck. But they claim as a result, their main sails can keep up with rigs using spinnakers.
To tell you the truth I am not a big fan of Stadt design. I mean I was, regarding Van de stadt and his designs and his time (till 1978) but the days where his boats won the Fastnet race (1952) are long gone. He was a daring designer and ahead of his time. I don't think that can be said about Stadt design today.
I don't like particularly the design you mention (sorry about that
I like more their work on bigger yachts, the ones they call Stadships:
I like particularly this one.
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Last edited by PCP; 04-06-2013 at 04:12 PM.