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The creation of the Doggersbank design philosophy – Est. 1968

The tale of the Doggersbank began in 1965 when a man from the south of Holland turned up at the office of Dick Boon, Vripack founder, and requested a cutter-style motor yacht. Dick showed him drawings of a trawler type motor yacht that ticked all the boxes and the Doggersbank design philosophy was born, delivered in a comfortable, safe and efficient 10.8m family yacht.

Shortly after, Dick received a second request for a motor sailer. He used the same hull, and in doing so paved the way for the Doggersbank series, one of the most enduring Dutch heritage brands that the yachting industry has ever known.

Joost Mertens, sales director at Doggersbank, takes a journey with Dick aboard the Doggersbank 1780 'Trewes' on a trip down memory lane to learn more about the many design innovations over the past 50 years, the evolution of the contemporary Doggersbank Offshore, and the secret to why the compact platform remains so enduringly attractive.

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