Dart (dinghy)

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Designer Des Townson
Location Auckland
Type Monohull
LOH 11 feet (3.4 m)

The Dart is a New Zealand one-design 11 foot sailing dinghy.


The Zephyr was designed by Auckland designer Des Townson, in the late 1950s for building in plywood. It is a fast and attractive two person jib headed fractional sloop rigged dinghy Des designed for the Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club of Auckland, New Zealand.

See also[edit]

  • Article on Dart class [1]
  • List of Townson Designs - from the Zephyr Owners Association website. [2]
  • Grahame Anderson (1999) FAST LIGHT BOATS, a Century of Kiwi Innovation.[3]