E. G. Van de Stadt

www.stadtdesign.com

1910 - 1999


Ericus Gerhardus van de Stadt (1910-1999) was one of the pioneers of modern yacht design.

(Extract from the book:
"E.G. van de Stadt YACHT DESIGN PIONEER")
In 1933, he and his wife Lies started a boatyard at Zaandam, where they lived aboard a houseboat, designing and building canoes and dinghies.
They developed a successful business despite the set back of World War II, and not overcoming their starting losses until 1950.
Among many innovations in yacht designs: the wing section fin keel and balanced spade rudder combination, the first very fast plywood yachts, the world's first series production fiberglass yacht, and the world's first maxi - "Stormvogel".
Although he participated in the development of the IOR rule, he later resigned from the International Technical Committee in protest over the US dominance in offshore racing rules as well as his feeling that the rule was fostering a less than seaworthy type of yacht.
He was reserve helmsman on the Dutch Olympic sailing team in 1936 and was very successful in offshore racing for many years.
In 1978 he sold his boatyard to Dehler and spent the rest of his career concentrating on design. After his retirement, Van de Stadt Design was run by the partners Cees W. van Tongeren, Hans R.F. Korner, Klaas Buis, Walter Galjaard and Anita de Vos.
E.G. van de Stadt and partners continued to produce many designs and have been at the forefront of research into yacht aerodynamics and hydrodynamics.
The company has produced over 400 designs since 1933 and there are some 25.000 van de Stadts afloat in the world today.

Sailboats Designed By E. G. Van de Stadt

Model LOA First Built
ALIZE 20 (JEANNEAU) 19.85 ft / 6.05 m 1963
ALPA 6.7 21.82 ft / 6.65 m 1968
ALUMAAT 28 27.56 ft / 8.40 m 1966
BLACK SOO 29.70 ft / 9.05 m 1957
BREEON 36 36.16 ft / 11.02 m 1961
BREEZE 27 26.42 ft / 8.05 m 1970
BRIES 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1968
BUCCANEER (STADT) 23.29 ft / 7.10 m 1962
CASTLE 48 48.72 ft / 14.85 m 1973
COMET 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1982
COMET 910 29.86 ft / 9.10 m 1971
CUMULANT 40 41.01 ft / 12.50 m 1993
DB-1 33.14 ft / 10.10 m 1980
DB-2 33.14 ft / 10.10 m 1981
DEHLER 22 21.65 ft / 6.60 m 1983
DEHLER 25 24.77 ft / 7.55 m 1984
DEHLER 25CR 24.61 ft / 7.50 m 1995
DEHLER 28 27.89 ft / 8.50 m 1987
DEHLER 31 30.84 ft / 9.40 m 1984
DEHLER 34 33.13 ft / 10.10 m 1983
DEHLER 35 CWS 34.45 ft / 10.50 m 1993
DEHLER 36 CWS 36.09 ft / 11.00 m 1986
DEHLER 36 DB 36.12 ft / 11.01 m 1990
DEHLER 37 36.12 ft / 11.01 m 1981
DEHLER 37 CR 36.74 ft / 11.20 m 1995


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