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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by opc11 View Post
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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