The latest from the Dibley design board – the Dibley 57

The Dibley 57 Performance Cruising Yacht is designed as a high performance, luxuriously appointed yacht. She will cater for those that want full on sailing performance, as well as comfort for those that want to just sit back and soak it in.

This is a safe and easily driven hull with fast passage-making qualities. The hull incorporates a fine ‘V' shaped entry that flattens out into a nice run aft. Moderate beam and a well-balanced hull volume distribution will allow excellent load carrying capacity with superior performance characteristics. A hydraulically lifting keel allows access to the shallow waters that are usually unattainable for yachts of this size, while still allowing excellent performance upwind. The keel and twin rudders incorporate the latest in foil design in order to maximize lift while minimizing drag. The double rudders allow a large tender garage and equipment storage area aft while also maintaining perfect control in all points of sail.

The Main is full battened and contained within a furling boom when not in use. There is enough separation between the furling Genoa and the Staysail so that they can be efficiently sailed together. A protruding prod comes out of the port side ‘prod-tube' which is faired into the hull. This ‘prod tube' is completely water tight from the interior of the vessel, and all controls to pull it in and out are within easy reach of the anchor well.

Automated sailing systems make for a clean deck and the streamlined pilothouse enhances the yacht's attractive profile. The Deck is laid out for entertainment and ease of sailing. All control lines lead aft to the helm stations. The twin helms, port and starboard, opens the flow-through between transom and companionway. Salon style seating forward of the helm station allows el-fresco dining and a safe area away from the workings of the yacht. A bimini / soft top will be designed above the seating to make this a second semi-opening salon area.
Aft of the wheels, we have kept it quite open so that this area can be used for sunbathing and lounging when at anchor. All winches are reachable from the helm.

Further aft, the transom folds down to give access to the dinghy ‘garage' and lazerette as well as providing a boarding platform when swimming, diving or getting in and out of the dinghy. The dinghy garage will accommodate a 2.8 metre RIB.

The layout is open and spacious. The main saloon, entertainment and dining area, offers panoramic views while seated, but has also been designed to create an air of intimacy. As one lounges in this area, they will have panoramic views through the large windscreen forward, above and to the sides as well as Hatches above which will allow air flow and further light.
The rest of the interior layout includes Owners cabin and Ensuite forward; a large galley to starboard; Private aft cabin aft to port; and a Navigation Station and further berths to starboard; and plenty of storage throughout.

The Dibley 57 combines high performance, ease of handling, safety and luxury with a style and structural integrity. We also have the ability of re-designing to cater for individual requirements.

More Details: Dibley Marine Limited – Yacht Designers
P.O.Box 46-167 Herne Bay
Auckland, New Zealand
Skype: kevin.dibley


LOA 17.400 metres 57' – 0″
LWL 15.660 metres 51' – 5″
BEAM 4.800 metres 15' – 9″
DRAFT (up) 2.000 metres 6' – 6″
DRAFT (down) 3.200 metres 10' – 6″
DISPLACEMENT [1/2 load) 18.500 kg's 40,785 lb's
SAIL AREA (working) 164 sq.m's 1,766 sq.ft
Disp/Length Ratio 134

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