We are proud and excited to announce our new relationships with DNA to be the official sales and service provider for DNA catamarans in Australia.
The DNA F1 A-cats we offer will come as standard coated in white, pearl grey to be precise, and a bespoke DNA & Goodall Design graphics. Other than that there are no changes and will be supplied in the latest iteration in fitout and componentry. The platforms will be available alone (including foils and deckfitout) or complete ready to race packages or anything in between.
“The F1 is the absolute panicle of the A-class platforms. Holland Composites have taken every good idea and pushed it into this new boat, to provide the ultimate ready to race package.” Says Brett Goodall “It is clear that the F1 is not only something different in terms of design, but was also being finished and delivered to such a high standard that it will shift people’s expectations within the class."
Greg Goodall founded Goodall Design over 40 years ago and entered the A-class scene back in 1978. Just a few years later, Greg raced a young Dutchman named PJ Dwarshuis in the same division, not knowing their paths would cross again in 2016. This young Dutchman enjoyed sailing and racing catamarans that much, that following graduation in 1991 he founded Holland Composites to build lightweight carbon sailing products and launched his own A-cat design under the name DNA in 2010.
Some 35 years onwards Greg’s son Brett continues the Goodall legacy and after meeting with the DNA team, an agreement has been made to have Goodall Design representing DNA in Australia and neighboring countries for the F1 A-cats.
“I vividly recall racing Greg in Cesenatico at one of my first European A-cat events in 1982 and am very excited to may work with his son. His dad beat me fair and square by the way! We all look forward to support Brett and are excited to compete in Australia with our latest models. Fun times lie ahead.” said PJ Dwarshuis.
“I am extremely excited about this new relationship” says Brett Goodall. “We have been somewhat out of the A-class now for almost a decade, but have always watched the fleet and often discussed being re-involved again.”
Name : DNA F1 A-cat
Type : foiling catamaran – compliant with IACA rules for participation at global A-cat events
Designer : DNA
Length : 5.485 meter
Width : 2.295 meter
Top Speed : approx. 30 knots
Crew : single handed
Sails : Mischa Decksweeper Sails OR North Sails Ashby Decskweeper sails (Goodall Design Sails will be developed)
Mast & boom : DNA tapered mast manufactured by Fiberfoam OR Fiberfoam #14 mast
Deck hardware : Harken
Builder : DNA
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