Weapon on water

The new FD33 is positioned as a thrilling racing yacht that can take on all-comers.

Designed by Kevin Dibley in conjunction with fellow Kiwi and boatbuilder, Mike Forsyth, the FD33 fills the gap currently in Australasia for a locally built shorthanded or fully crewed racing yacht that can take on and beat the imports coming in from Europe and beyond.

Mike’s company, Coastal Boat Works Ltd, is currently in the process of building hull number one.

The FD33 will be offered as either hull and decks for those home build enthusiasts or completely finished, ready to race.

Though the deck layout suits shorthanded racing, she can be a weapon fully crewed.

The large sail plan, complemented by powerful appendages and hull form will allow for thrilling sailing both on and off the wind.


Dibley Marine has an international design portfolio and client base and over 30 years experience in racing, cruising, designing and drafting.

From the smallest International One-Meter to 150-foot superyachts, a wide range of successful projects has established Dibley’s reputation for well engineered, innovative designs that meet the sophisticated styling and high performance demands of today’s yachtsperson.

Whether it’s a Bluewater or Coastal Cruising Design, an offshore passage maker or a full out Racing Yacht, Dibley Marine offers clients a balanced, technically sound approach to any project.




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