David Thomas

1932 - 2014


Well known english yacht designer, builder and sailor.
The ELIZABETHAN 30 may be considered his first commercial success but he went on to make his name by designing the "round the world" British Steel boats (BT Global Challenge), SIGMA 33, 36 and Fastnet capable 38, and many highly successful Hunter yachts. Others include the SONATA and IMPALA for Hunter Boats, the SIGMA 35 and the 707 sportboat.
Thomas won the National Championship and many other trophies in his own SIGMA 33. In his own ELISABETHAN 30, he nearly won the Round the Island race more than once and was second by a mere 20 seconds in the year 2000.
Bedsides his sailing monohull designs he also he was a consultant on the hull design for the Stealth sports catamaran.

Sailboats Designed By David Thomas

Model LOA First Built
707 (THOMAS) 23.70 ft / 7.22 m 1995
BOLERO 25.5 25.50 ft / 7.77 m 1979
BOLERO 35.5 35.50 ft / 10.82 m 1980
CHANNEL 27 (HUNTER) 25.02 ft / 7.63 m 1999
CHANNEL 31 (HUNTER) 30.31 ft / 9.24 m 2000
CHANNEL 323 (HUNTER) 32.25 ft / 9.83 m 1991
DELTA 25 (HUNTER) 24.44 ft / 7.45 m 1980
ELIZABETHAN 23 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1969
ELIZABETHAN 30 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1968
ELIZABETHAN 31 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1968
ELIZABETHAN 31 KETCH 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1968
ELIZABETHAN 33 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1973
HUMMINGBIRD 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1978
HUNTER HORIZON 21 20.93 ft / 6.38 m 1992
HUNTER HORIZON 23 22.75 ft / 6.93 m 1989
HUNTER HORIZON 26 26.34 ft / 8.03 m 1984
HUNTER HORIZON 273 27.25 ft / 8.31 m 1988
HUNTER HORIZON 30 29.99 ft / 9.14 m 1993
HYDRO 28 27.92 ft / 8.51 m 1978
IMPALA 28 (THOMAS) 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1977
INTRO 22 21.75 ft / 6.63 m 1975
LIBERTY 22 22.31 ft / 6.80 m 1982
LINK 30 30.61 ft / 9.33 m 2003
MEDINA 20 19.68 ft / 6.00 m 1979
MINSTREL 23 22.67 ft / 6.91 m 1987


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