Dyer Dhow Class yachts (9 ft.)catboats
Dyer Dhow Class one design centerboard catboats come in a variety of sizes. The Dyer Dhow 9' sloop was designed in 1943 by W.J.H. Dyer. Dimensions were: 9' x 0 x 4'5" x 4"' (with centerboard up). Sail area of 45 sq. ft. Sail logo: the letter "D" superimiposed on the letter "D". No spinnakers allowed. Not originally designed as a class boat but due to the great popularity in the U.S. was designated as such by the 1970's. Construction material originally was wood and then fiberglass starting in 1949. Considered to be a one-man boat good for beginners and frost-bite racing. Principal builders: The Anchorage, Inc. of Warren, Rhode Island and Grampian Marine, Ltd. Of Oakville, Ontario, Canada.