Dickerson Boatbuilders (USA)

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1946 - 1987

Founded by Bill Dickerson who built of variety of different craft, most notably the 'Simplissima' 34, 32 and 26 line of hardchine strip planked ketches, as well as the DICKERSON 40 of a similar type. In 1967 the company was sold to Thomas Lucke who moved the company to La Trappe Creek in Trappe, Maryland. Lucke continued to build the popular 35' strip planked mahogany ketches and the DICKERSON 40 ketch. The DICKERSON 36 was introduced in 1972 which featured a plywood hull with wooden deck and superstructure. By 1978, Ted Reed was running the company. Reed commisioned naval architect George Hazen to design a new boat which ultimately became the DICKERSON 37 which had a fiberglass hull. The DICKERSON 50 was introduced in 1982. In 1983 production began for the another DICKERSON 37, a Bruce Farr designed racer.

Sailboats Built By Dickerson Boatbuilders (USA)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
CHESAPEAKE 30 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 1977
DICKERSON 32 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1959
DICKERSON 35 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1965
DICKERSON 35 (WHITTHOLZ) 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1958
DICKERSON 36 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1971
DICKERSON 37 (FARR) 37.50 ft / 11.43 m 1983
DICKERSON 37 AC 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1980
DICKERSON 37 CC 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1980
DICKERSON 40 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1968
DICKERSON 41 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1973
DICKERSON 50 50.00 ft / 15.24 m 1982


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