Didi 38 & Didi 40
Radius chine plywood cruiser racers
Read about our experiences on a Didi 38 in the MTN Cape to Rio 2000 Race. It was rather different from what all competitors expected. Click here
This one was for me! For the first time in my professional design career I was the client. I drew her to be the type of boat that I enjoy - light, responsive, fast and fun.
She also had to be quick to build for only one or two people and fit a terminally ill wallet.
Launched in 1995, I have crossed the South Atlantic three times on her and experienced a run of nearly 250 miles in 24 hours and a top speed of nearly 22 knots.
~ More conservative version, with masthead rig and shallower keel. More info.
~ Plywood bulkhead kits. More info.
~ 40ft Cruiser Didi 40cr, with greater space and comfort. More info.
~ Advice, tips and build photos in Builders'