Friday, 8 December 2017

Kits in split orders?

From time to time we get asked can we cut and deliver our boat kits in split order parts, say a multihull design?

In many case we can do this but the buyer must be aware that our okoume marine ply suppliers could change to another brand and then you will have more than one make of plywood in your boat.

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Right now we can offer quality Joubert plywood from France.

This is a top brand and well worth buying in total to cover your needs.

Buyers choice of course.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Retro 29 building in South Africa

This is an unusual shot of an unusual classic styled yacht.

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Mike is now going to fit the boats keel box.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

An Optimist dinghy kit packed for export

Export or national we pack our kits well.

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Check the wedge shaped block on the lower left hand side, that is a laminated mast step, prepared down to the correct size and not the over sized dimentions in the plans.

This was being prepared to send to New York, USA. Once the lid has been screwed down we steel band strap the pack for full security.

Each shipment is fumigated, insurance can be included in your order.

We included the building stocks and with this order the machined meranti wood as well.

Other extras are Harken deck gear and a North Sail.

Each kit sold includes a 14 page builders manual which has lots of pictures in it, plus all the class measurments as well.


Monday, 4 December 2017

The DS 15 sport boat

This was a reply to my idea that a client may like the Dix Design DS15 boat.

This DS 15 was built using one of our kits.

A DS 15 that was built using a CNC kit.

Click the links to see the various options.


The Didi Sport 15 may do what John wants. We have info about it on our website at for computers and for smartphones. Both have links to build and sailing photos and there is a sailing video at .

This is a very fast hull shape.

All images are from the Dix Design website.

 If required, a study pack can be ordered from our pricelist at

 Roy, the white boat was built from a kit that you supplied, the blue one was built from a kit cut in USA. The current issue of Wooden Boat has a review of this design.


Dudley Dix
Dudley Dix Yacht Design
1340-1272 N Great Neck Rd #343
Virginia Beach, VA 23454, USA
Tel (757)962-9273