1972 mahogany Van Dusseldorp FD. Spare boat for the Dutch Olympic team (Imhoff / Korver) at the Olympic Games in Kiel, Germany. She’s been actively raced till ’87 and disappeared from the radar till 2011 when she was found in the art depot of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
According to the builder, who is in his late 70’s now, she was the first FD he built using epoxy, and the only one he tank tested at the hydrodynamic facilities at the University of Delft, the Netherlands.
A late 1950’s International Flying Dutchman Class sailboat. The Mahogany hull was cold-moulded in Holland and imported by Paul Rimoldi of Miami Florida. Mr Rimoldi made everything else, including many pieces of hardware. He raced the boat on Biscayne Bay into the 60s and sailed it for many years later. He rebuilt the boat in the late ’80s but died before he finished. We bought the boat in August 1992 from his widow and sailed it for almost a season before we discovered that the hull was in very poor condition; the Urea-resin glue between the veneers had begun to turn to dust.