David Thomas

1932 - 2014


Well known english yacht designer, builder and sailor.
The ELIZABETHAN 30 may be considered his first commercial success but he went on to make his name by designing the "round the world" British Steel boats (BT Global Challenge), SIGMA 33, 36 and Fastnet capable 38, and many highly successful Hunter yachts. Others include the SONATA and IMPALA for Hunter Boats, the SIGMA 35 and the 707 sportboat.
Thomas won the National Championship and many other trophies in his own SIGMA 33. In his own ELISABETHAN 30, he nearly won the Round the Island race more than once and was second by a mere 20 seconds in the year 2000.
Bedsides his sailing monohull designs he also he was a consultant on the hull design for the Stealth sports catamaran.

Sailboats Designed By David Thomas

Model LOA First Built
MEDINA 20 19.68 ft / 6.00 m 1979
MINSTREL 23 22.67 ft / 6.91 m 1987
MYSTERY 30 30.25 ft / 9.22 m 2010
PILOT 27 25.02 ft / 7.63 m 1996
RANGER 245 (THOMAS) 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1996
RANGER 265 (THOMAS) 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1994
RED FOX 200 20.25 ft / 6.17 m 1990
RED FOX 200T 20.25 ft / 6.17 m 1990
SEAVIEW MERMAID 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1921
SIGMA 292 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1983
SIGMA 33 C 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1979
SIGMA 33 OOD 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1979
SIGMA 36 (THOMAS) 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1979
SIGMA 362 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1983
SIGMA 38 OOD 38.00 ft / 11.58 m 1988
SIGMA 41 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1982
SONATA (THOMAS) 22.58 ft / 6.88 m 1976

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