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
DEHLER 37 DB 36.12 ft / 11.01 m 1991
DEHLER 372 37.07 ft / 11.30 m 1983
DEHLER 37S 37.07 ft / 11.30 m 1983
DEHLER 38 38.71 ft / 11.80 m 1987
DEHLER 39 CWS 38.90 ft / 11.86 m 1988
DEHLER 43 CWS 43.31 ft / 13.20 m 1995
DEHLYA 22 21.65 ft / 6.60 m 1983
DELANTA 76 (DEHLER) 24.93 ft / 7.60 m 1974
DELANTA 80 (DEHLER) 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1975
DOGGER 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1965
DOLPHIN 26 (VAN DE STADT) 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1980
DUETTA 86 (DEHLER) 28.21 ft / 8.60 m 1979
DUETTA 94 (DEHLER) 30.84 ft / 9.40 m 1984
E+A 40 40.03 ft / 12.20 m 1979
EFSIX 19.68 ft / 6.00 m 1975
ETAP 20 19.85 ft / 6.05 m 1975
ETAP 22 21.65 ft / 6.60 m 1974
ETAP 26 25.75 ft / 7.85 m 1982
ETAP 28 27.62 ft / 8.42 m 1978
EXCALIBUR 36 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1963
FLYING TERN 13.94 ft / 4.25 m 1955
FRIENDSHIP 33 33.63 ft / 10.25 m 1985
G2 25.59 ft / 7.80 m 2003
GALLANT 53 53.18 ft / 16.21 m 1966
GLASS SLIPPER 50 48.33 ft / 14.73 m 1960

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