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About Dykstra Naval Architects

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Dykstra Naval Architects brings over 45 years of experience in the design, redesign, naval architecture and marine engineering of classic and modern performance yachts and offers preliminary and concept designs for both pleasure and commercially operated yachts. Founded in 1969 by Gerard Dykstra, and led now by Thys Nikkels, the award winning team at Dykstra is comprised of passionate sailors actively sailing our own designs and redesigns using first hand practical experience combined with in-house developed software to provide expertise in spars, rigs, and structural analysis that is current, tested and tried.


The Dykstra Naval Architects team is proud to have designed and re-designed yachts like: Athena, Adela, Adix, Annagine, Borkumriff IV, Emmaline, Hetairos, Kamaxitha, Maltese Falcon, Meteor, Pumula, Stad Amsterdam, Windrose of Amsterdam, the J Class Yachts Endeavour, Velsheda, Shamrock V, Hanuman, Rainbow and Ranger. Many other yachts on our design list and currently on the drawing boards.

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