The DS15A (Didi Sport 15 Adaptive) is the same hull as the DS15, modified to accommodate the needs of handicapped sailors. The prototype is being built in Santa Cruz, California. This plywood prototype will be used as the plug to make moulds to produce composite boats to order.
The hull has progressed to the stage that it is stable enough to be removed from the building stocks. It has been turned over so that work can be done on the deck along with completion of the hull.
|Hull lifted off building stocks. The upper side panels haven't been fitted yet.|
|The hull is suspended on ropes while the support cradle is slid in under it.|
|Settled in her cradle and ready for work to continue.|
|3D rendering of the DS15A, a modern sportboat for sailors with special needs.|
|Hardware layout for the DS15A , with most controls operable from either seat.|