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Hyde Sails Direct
Hull Type:  Daggerboard Rig Type:  Lateen
LOA:  13.83' / 4.22m LWL:  13.00' / 3.96m
Beam:  4.08' / 1.24m Listed SA:  75 ft2 / 6.97 m2
Draft (max.)  3.33' / 1.01m Draft (min.)  0.58' / 0.18m
Displacement:  129 lbs./ 59 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  47.02 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  26.21
Designer:  Alexander Bryan/Cortland Heyniger/Carl Meinart
Builder:  Alcort/AMF; Vanguard (USA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1952 Last Built:   # Built:  300000
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Pearson Yachts
More about & boats built by:   Alcort (USA)
More about & boats built by:   AMF Corp.
More about & boats built by:   LaserPerformance
RELATED LINKS
  Sunfish (Int. Sunfish Class Association)  www.sunfishclass.org
NOTES
Although the earliest models were built of wood and offered as kits, the fiberglass version, first introduced in 1960, became the most popular recreational sailboat in history. As a result, there were many imitators.

Sunfish Builder Chronology
1952 - 1969 Alcort, Inc. (founded 1945)
1969 - 1986 AMF
1986 - 1988 Loveless & DeGarmo, dba, Alcort Sailboats Inc.
1988 - 1991 Pearson Yacht Co.
1991 - 1997 Sunfish/Laser, Inc.
1997 - 2007 Vanguard
2007 - Laser Performance
Change in class rules permitted a new, slightly deeper daggerboard in the mid-1990's.
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