18 HP Yanmar Saildrive. the Flyer 33 sets the new standard for daysailers. Unmistakably a Dykstra, designed by order of a former world champion.
Basic data of the Menken - Flyer 33
- Seller:Sloep.nl - Menken Maritiem BV
- Brand:Menken -
- Model:Flyer 33
- Motorization:18 HP Yanmar Saildrive
- Category:Sailing Yacht
- Additional category:Classic yacht
- Material:GRP (Polyester)
- Experience: A day of boating fun, Maintenance free, Trailerable, Sailing races, Weekendcruiser, weekends aboard
- Length:33.63 feet
- Width:8.69 feet
- Draught:4 feet
- Variable draught:No
- Vertical clearance:1300 cm
- Headroom inside:140 cm
- Beds:2fixed, 2 additional
- Price:£ 142.296 VAT Paid (€ 160.000 VAT Paid) (starting price)
- Account Manager: Bernard Menken
Flyer 33 - we can't make it any nicer!
The Flyer 33 is a daysailer that sets the new standard. The boat was commissioned by a former world champion in the Cadet class and designed by Dijkstra Naval Architects. If a winner in the field with the most renowned Dutch naval architect thinks, designs, fine-tunes and perfects for five years, chances are pretty good that an exciting boat will roll out.
Especially when the world champion realizes during the process that the naval architect has not acquired his reputation for nothing and when the architect realizes that the world champion really knows about competitive sailing and has thought about his boat at an academic level.
This is how the Flyer33 came into being a few years ago. Dijkstra & Partners Naval Architects designed the Flyer33 in close collaboration with Rutger Mohr, world champion in the Cadet class in 1982. The boat received rave reviews in the international press. Everyone who sees the boat recognizes the eye-catching design. And everyone who has sailed it praises its sailing qualities. Unfortunately, Rutger didn't see the Flyer fly over the water for long. He died in 2016 at the age of 51. The series production and sale of this special boat was never taken seriously.
Menken Maritime - but cheaper!
Led by Bernard Menken, Menken Maritiem has built more than 850 motorboats since 1997 to the design of Martin de Jager. "We operate on the basis of the same philosophy," says Menken. "Without a good designer no good design and therefore no good boat. And as a client, I get the most out of the designer's skills. Rutger did the same with the Flyer." Menken Maritiem adds one important element: "We build from day one at Neil Fernando in Sri Lanka". Menken continues. "With this we achieve a substantial cost advantage that ensures that more beautiful, more complex and more expensive boat does not become unaffordable".
100% synergy in construction and sales.
Menken had been walking around with the idea of a daysailer for several years. "I know how intensive the start-up of a new model is, and with the sharply rising turnover and daily bustle, I couldn't make enough time for this. says Menken. "Then I got the Flyer33 in sight. This boat is so beautiful and sails so well, I could never have thought of that myself". Menken knows exactly to whom he is going to sell the Flyer: "Exactly the water sportsman who is now interested in a sloop, weekender or motor yacht with us," he says emphatically. "It has to be nice to sail, it has to be beautiful and it has to evoke something that most other boats miss. We call that the Thumb Effect. Something the Flyer definitely has." But also the construction is similar. "We build in Sri Lanka under ISO certification and Lloyds certification. The set of drawings and the building specifications are just as detailed as with our motorboats. After 22 years with Martin I find it especially exciting to work with Dijkstra" concludes Menken.
The dream come true after all.
After the death of Rutger Mohr, the project was halted for several years. Talitha Mohr was looking for a stable party that could make her husband's dream come true. Through Jan Willem Doeksen she came into contact with Bernard. "From the first contact it felt good," says Talitha. "Bernard has a wonderful track record as a builder and feels perfectly what Rutger wanted to achieve with the boat. We're all convinced we'll see Flyers all over the country in a few years."
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- Designer: Dykstra Naval Architects
- Shipyard: Menken Maritiem
- CE-category: C
- Original new price: 160000 eur
- Hull shape: Roundbilge
- Deck colour: White
- Deck construction: Grp (polyester)
- Cockpit: Aft cockpit
- Vertical clearance: 13 m
- Draught: 135 cm
- Displacement: 2,800 kg
- Ballast: 1,300 kg
Steering system: Helm
Steering wheel optional
- Position steering system: Outside
- Rudder: Single
- Headroom: 140 cm
- Berths: fixed: 2 Extra: 2
- Number of identical engines: 1
- Starting type: Electric
- Type: Inboard
- Brand: Yanmar
- Model: YM3
- Number of cylinders: 3
- Power: 29 hp
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel consumption: 1.5 litre/hour
Rig and sails
- Sailplan type: Sloop
- Number of masts: 1
- Spars material: Aluminium
- Standing rig: Steel wire