INTERNATIONAL ONE METRES—GO INTO PRODUCTION
Early in 2011, Carl Smith, Graham Roberts and AntonySisson, approached Dibley Marine in regards toproducing the DM range of International One Metre(IOM) radio controlled yachts that have dominatedthe New Zealand fleets since they came on thescene back in 2009. Carl Smith was Dibley Marine’sfirst client back in the early 1990’s when he built theDibley 650 sportsboat ‘Stealth’. Carl is currentlybuilding his third Dibley designed yacht, a 40-footCanting Keeler which he is hoping to launch sometimethis year. Joining Carl in the IOM venture isGraham Roberts who runs coaching and mentoringsessions at the Tauranga Radio Sailing Club, andAntony Sisson who, as a New Zealand Boatbuilder,has been building IOM’s, in his spare time, for aslong as he canremember.
Originally the trio were asked to assist in tuning the Dibley designed DM-IOM’s,for overseas clients, but they grabbed the opportunity to go into productionwhen this option presented itself. A purpose built CNC machine, built by Graham,took Dibley Marine’s 3-D model and produced precise tooling from whichfemale moulds were produced. Resin infusion and cooking was the chosenbuilding method as it produced light, strong and very durable hulls. It is envisaged that 20-24 boats will be produced annually as this is an afterhourshobby for the three, but they have the expertise,passion and drive to producethe best package that can be offered on the market.
The first of the production DM2’s will be out by the end of April 2011 and they will followup with the DM1’s which are more light air orientated. They also have greatcontacts for shipping anywhere in the world and can help with tuning hints andadvise if needed.
Beside the recent successes, the DM-IOM design won the2009 NZ National Championships as well as taking out2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th in the 2010 NZ National Championships. They are proven winners, easy tohandle, and beautiful to watch under sail.
Interested enquiries should email
and wewill make sure it is followedthrough.
Dibley Marine Ltd. - P.O.Box 46-167 Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
15 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland, New Zealand
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2009 New Zealand IOM National Championships
(27 yachts Entered)
1st DM2-IOM Graham Cross
5th DM1-IOM Paul Goddard
2010 Auckland IOM Championships
(23 yachts Entered)
1st DM2-IOM Paul Goddard
4th DM1-IOM Roddy Booth
2010 New Zealand IOM National Championships
(42 yachts Entered)
2nd DM2-IOM Graham Cross
4th DM1-IOM Paul Goddard
6th DM1-IOM Mike McLachlan
8th DM1-IOM Roddy Booth
2011 New Zealand IOM National Championships
(32 yachts Entered)
2nd DM1-IOM Roddy Booth
12th DM1-IOM Carl Smith
2011 IOM Gulf Harbour Energiser 6-hour Race
(10 yachts Entered)
1st DM1-IOM Carl Smith / Richard Batchelor
4th DM2-IOM Linton Little / Mike McLachlan
DM-IOM Results Page
(does not include all regattas)