About Dick Zaal

Dick Zaal Yacht Design is a professional yacht design and consulting company specialized in serving the yacht building industry as well as amateur construction. Dick Zaal's designs are sailing on the international waters since the early sixties and are being build all over the world. Our office is situated on the historic waterfront in Hoorn The Netherlands. Approx. 30 km north of Amsterdam. Construction plans and specifications for both professional and amateur yacht builders, all in accordance to the ISO/CE rulings. Selling stock building plans for yachts, covering an extended range in size as well as in building materials. For existing yachts we can do all kind of modifications, in interior, styling, or improved performance, like rigging, keels or... more


New bulb

Keel bulb for revamped Northern Comfort 43 more

Now there is also a thirty nine foot version of the Shearwater design!

We added an other foot to have a scoop. and widen the cockpit aft to allow... more

Northern Comfort 44FK Launched.

Although still lacking a proper interior, the boat is now fitted out with... more

On the drawing board

Northern Comfort 53

aluminium lifting  Shown are the preliminary plans more

Lady in Red

aluminium short with bulb more