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
SPLINTER 21 21.18 ft / 6.46 m 1963
SPRINTA 70 22.97 ft / 7.00 m 1975
SPRINTA SPORT 22.97 ft / 7.00 m 1977
SPRINTER 32 31.82 ft / 9.70 m 1965
SPURN 23 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1967
STADTSHIP 56 56.10 ft / 17.10 m 2005
STATUS 580 19.00 ft / 5.79 m 1974
STORM (JEANNEAU) 27.23 ft / 8.30 m 1966
SUNBEAM 22 21.98 ft / 6.70 m 1968
TAOS 34 34.00 ft / 10.36 m 1977
THUMB 15 14.76 ft / 4.50 m 1979
TRINTELLA 29 28.92 ft / 8.81 m 1967
TRINTELLA 35 35.16 ft / 10.72 m 1978
TRINTELLA 38 37.89 ft / 11.55 m 1975
TRINTELLA 42 42.32 ft / 12.90 m 1981
TRINTELLA 44 43.96 ft / 13.40 m 1979
TRINTELLA 44A 44.24 ft / 13.48 m 1984
TRINTELLA 45 44.95 ft / 13.70 m 1983
TRINTELLA 49A 49.21 ft / 15.00 m 1986
TRINTELLA 53 53.90 ft / 16.43 m 1982
TRINTELLA 57A 56.76 ft / 17.30 m 1987
TRINTELLA I 27.89 ft / 8.50 m 1963
TRINTELLA IA 29.20 ft / 8.90 m 1961
TRINTELLA II 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1966
TRINTELLA IIA 32.81 ft / 10.00 m 1968

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