With her long overhangs, vestigial coachroof and well-proportioned masthead rig, this timber built daysailer is a genuine thing of beauty. She’s designed for simple daysailing, but there’s a choice of keels for lake sailing or coastal cruising. Accommodation is minimal but there’s plenty of sleeping space for two plus a simple galley and head.
Built in Estonia by Swiss Performance Yachts using a wood epoxy cold moulded composite construction of yellow cedar with outer layers of mahogany, she is stiff, light and easy to maintain.
The standard specification is for wheel steering with a tiller as an option and the first yacht was due to be fitted with an electric propulsion system using a Lithium battery bank.
The first yacht has recently been launched and the second has just started. There are also plans for a Modern Daysailer 37 which would be build in carbon fibre. Apart from the weight advantages a top quality finish can be achieved with carbon which reflects the qualities Hoed Design stands for.