T.S.D.Y Dufresne

T.S.D.Y Dufresne

Ref: DM44

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:


Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull, with all porthole, rubbing strake and other surface details moulded in.
The decks are marine ply and planked using Deans' novel deck planking system.
The superstructure comprise of two vac-formed plastic mouldings which simulates the characteristic curves of the prototype and speed assembly time.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:24
Model Length: 825mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kyte Motors
Recommended battery: One or Two 6v 2ah Nicad packs

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History

Said to be one of the finest craft ever built in New Zealand. She is the 65ft twin screw motor yacht, Dufresne, designed by Laurent Giles and partners for Mr Jack Butland of Auckland, and built by MA Carter Ltd.

Laurent Giles is noted not only for the excellence of his designs, but also for the very distinctive character and good looks of his boats. Dufresne is no exception, and the workmanship of her New Zealand builders matches the high standard of her design. The hull design was left entirely up to the designer except for a suggestion that she could have more beam. This was increased by 18 inches at the deck. The hull is of a round bilge high-speed displacement type and an unusual feature is the knuckle built into the topsides forward.