E. G. Van de Stadt
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
|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|