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The Best Radio Controlled Yacht in the World

Des Townson's five favourite designs, and why:


"because it was, and is, so pretty, I wouldn't alter it in any way".

Talent Mk II

"because it's beautiful to sail, and so well proportioned".


"because it's a pretty little boat, and the kids enjoy them so much".


"because I put a lot of work into the styling and design, which you feel when you sail it. A great all round boat and a pleasure to sail".


"because it's a miniature proper yacht and when you see a fleet of them racing, they could be a fleet of full sized yachts.

I still enjoy seeing an Electron hull coming out of the mould".

John Macfarlane, I do hope you don't mind me using this from your book

"The Des Townson Story"

A Celebration of a New Zealand Yacht designer

Celebrating Des Townson

injunction with the Classic Yacht Association and Tino Rawa Trust

Venue: Viaduct Basin. Auckland

Held on: 3rd and 4th October 2015


A celebration of a New Zealand Yacht Designer

Author: John Macfarlane

Graphics from the book will be available here shortly, along with how to purchase.

A great read for those who were part of and/or followed Des Townson and his designs.

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