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Old 06-11-2015, 20:30   #1
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Van De Statd 44

Hello All,
I am currently looking at a Van De Statd 44, I really like the layout, cutter rig, and underwater design of the boat and am wondering if anyone has any personal experience with these boats?

I have not found much to any information online about these boats and from what I have found she was built in South Africa and is made of solid fiberglass.

She also has a hard dodger which I really like.

Please let me know if you have ever been sailing on one of these or know someone who has!

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Re: Van De Statd 44

The hard dodger is a trade mark of VdS. The build quality is the only question you need to answer... VdS AFAIK, never built boats to his designs and left it to outside parties. Many were made from alu or steel.

Being from South Africa, it should be well built as the elements are not kind to boats there. Find out which boat yard built her then investigate the builder.

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Re: Van De Statd 44

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.... Many were made from alu or steel ...
Steel Hull Van de Stadt 44 Design
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