After a slow 2011, we are seeing some improvements in the markets around the world, we now have hull number 22 and 23 in production, and we see signs of more new orders.
Annapolis, Md. – Cruising World and Sailing World magazines announced today at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., their nominees for the 2011 Boat of the Year awards. The BOTY awards recognize and honor the best new sailboat models introduced to the North American market.
From factory Red Dragon boat yard in Xiamen, China we have received the latest photos of the Scandinavian Dory 18 in production. We expect the first SD18 to arrive in NY late August, well in time before the Newport Boat Show.
An exclusive interview with Nis Peter Lorentzen about how he got started in the boating industry. How the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 came about and what we can expect from Scandinavian Cruisers going forward. A must read for all Scandinavian Cruisers enthusiasts!
Order before July 1st, 2010 and enjoy a discount of more than 14% on the base price of a new SC20 in the UK. Discounted prices are also still available on option packages in the UK and Europe. For instance up to 68% for a Flexiteek deck in Europe or 59% in the UK. Please read blog post for details.
During the Dusseldorf boat show it was proposed by several Scandinavian Cruisers distributors that we offer a synthetic teak deck option for the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 (and future SC models including the brand new Scandinavian Dory 18).
Attached please see a picture of the first Flexiteek samples in the Swedish factory.
As far as the future of sailing goes, Rod Carr says: "Getting and retaining younger members is the biggest challenge for sailing". Rod also believes that the next step for the RYA is: "to create more opportunities for 25-35 year olds, cash strapped and short of time to pay and play". We couldn't agree more.
The overall look of the SC 40 is quite unique, a blend of traditional as well as modern. The lines and surfaces are very clean and crisp. There is a minimum of deck hardware, and where possible, the metal hardware is polished bronze. There are no hatch or portlight frames above deck; all structural frames for openings are to be made of composites as much as possible and be positioned under deck. Joints between parts are to be tight and uniform.
We have started production of the second deck mold for the optional recessed synthetic teak deck version. The first two boats with synthetic teak decks will be shipped to New York and Italy by the end of March.
The SC 20 is appealing to a global market segment of experienced sailors who want a classical design, combined with the latest sailing technologies and day-sailing functionalities, at a reasonable price.
We have now appointed exclusive Scandinavian Cruiser 20 distribution partners with responsibility for the US, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Norway. We continue to search for entrepreneurial distributors in all remaining countries in the world, including the following countries: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China and Hong Kong.
The boat building team at David Winter’s Red Dragon Yachts is making rapid progress on the deck plug. This week we mounted all the Harken, RWO, Whale and Tacktick deck hardware to verify the ergonomics, the nonskid areas, and the location of the hardware reinforcements.
We are also happy to report that several international yachting magazines already have, or soon will, publish articles about the SC 20, and some of them have confirmed their intentions to conduct sailing tests when the first boats are ready later this year.
On July 11, 2009, the SC 20 hull molds were released after 14 days of curing at Red Dragon Yacht in Xiamen, China.