Draft 1.60m to 2,25m
Displ to DWL 4750kg
Displ IMS trim 4000kg
Sail area (main + 100% fore triangle) 66.6sq.m
The Didi 38/40 has become one of our most successful designs, now being built the world over. The radius chine plywood design was an experiment that has grown into an expanding range of performance concepts primarily for amateur builders.
The Didi 38 was offered from the start with extended stern and longer cockpit, aimed mainly at improved racing efficiency. A demand has developed for this extended hull to be combined with a short cockpit and longer cabin, for improved cruising comfort. We now offer this alternative.
This version is based on the Didi 38/40, so much of that boat remains in the character of this one. The differences are:-
~ Heads moved aft, where most ladies prefer it to be
~ Forecabin gains space due to relocation of heads
~ One large aft cabin instead of two smaller ones
~ Large lazarette for storing bulky items away from interior
~ Option of U-shape dinette with fuel tank under aft dinette seat or under cockpit
As a cruiser, we suggest that she be built with 18mm skin rather than the 12mm standard for the Didi 38/40. This will give her more resilience for long life and safer cruising.