|Designer||G. Diller & H. Schwill|
|Boat weight||500 lb (227 kg)|
|LOA||16.00 ft (4.88 m)|
|LWL||14.33 ft (4.37 m)|
|Beam||6.00 ft (1.83 m)|
|Hull draft||4.00 ft (1.22 m) centreboard down|
|Engine type||Outboard motor|
|Keel/board type||shallow draft fixed keel or centreboard|
|Ballast||135 lb (61 kg)|
|General||Fractional rigged sloop|
|Total sail area||155 sq ft (14.4 m2)|
The DS-16 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a fixed shallow draft keel or optionally a centreboard. It displaces 500 lb (227 kg) and carries 135 lb (61 kg) of ballast.
The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.
In a review Michael McGoldrick wrote, "The DS 16 is probably the smallest sailboat with lockable cuddy cabin that you'll find... The cabin has a little over 3 feet (1 metre) of sitting headroom and is supposed to have enough space for a double berth, although it's likely to be extremely cramped for two adults... With a total length of 16 feet (4.88 m) and weight of only 650 pounds (295 kg), it should be possible to trailer the DS 16 with almost any car."
- Media related to DS-16 at Wikimedia Commons