Current Projects

Diesel Duck 44

Henderson Fletcher's current project is the Yacht 'Sofia'.  This Diesel Duck 44 is a sturdy,luxury ocean going vessel.

The Yacht 'Sofia' is an ocean going, Trawler-yacht.  This motor-sailor is a 'go anywhere', adventurous, proper offshore and economical vessel.   The classic look and sturdy lines are based on a fishing boat, meaning it is stable and capable in challenging weather conditions.  The Diesel Duck is made extra sturdy on the water with the addition of a sail rig, which also helps reduce diesel use.

 

making-time
making-time
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dieselduck example
dieselduck example
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sofia
sofia
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The plans
The plans
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The boat is designed by George Beuhler, an American boat builder who lived in the second half of the 20th century.  He loved sailing and exploring and became a very skilled yacht designer, striving to create vessels that were fun, durable, seaworthy and more affordable than other luxury yachts.

'My design practice seems to have orientated around cruising boats, power and sail, with an emphasis towards simplicity, reliability, and affordability.' George Buehler.

Many of George’s designs were bespoke and he even offered to tweak a particular plan to suit a client's sailing requirements.  When we began this project, we felt it would be fantastic to offer the prospective buyer the opportunity to add their own ‘take’ on the design.  We have worked from the plans of the Diesel Duck 44, in the middle-sized range of Bueler’s designs, and all else is up to you! Hull colour, interior layout, seat covers, you name it!  We currently have some design options being rendered.  Please get in touch for more information on how you could be the next owner of a ‘built to your spec’ yacht!

Saloon galley impression
pilot house cente helm
Galley layout
Pilot house Wheel stbd side idea

Artist's impression of parts of the interior