Return of the Sporty Trailer Cruiser from Southampton Design and Build Team

2019-09-12T12:07:27+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|

There was a time when the South Coast of the UK dominated the global sailing yacht market and every builder had an offering in the 20ft range, with many being trailable. With the exception in recent times of the Hawk 20, there aren’t many builders or new production 20ft yachts being produced in the UK, but that is about to change as a Southampton based design and build team have just launched their first production trailer cruiser; the BTC-22, a 22ft swing keel yacht that is fun and easy to sail, has 4 berths, and can be launched/recovered easily meaning [...]

Q1 Newsletter 2019

2019-09-02T09:10:52+00:00April 7th, 2019|News|

Starting the year strong The BYD Team has had an incredible start to 2019 with lots of projects on the drawing board and existing projects progressing forward nicely. We've highlighted action from the first quarter of 2019 below. Pleasure Projects BTC-22 The Hull mould has recently been completed and has been rolled over, ready for the deck mould construction to begin. CML are in the thick of putting together details and implants to go into the deck. After this, attention will be on the interior mouldings and infusion of Hull 001. It is [...]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

2019-07-03T08:36:00+00:00December 20th, 2018|News|

Recap of 2018 from Buckley Yacht Design The BYD team would like to take the opportunity to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all its customers and contacts. Below is a recap of certain projects that have been ongoing in the last few months of 2018. BTC-22 Developments Lots of fun was had this summer with BTC-22 MK I, getting out sailing both north and south in the UK. Meanwhile back at the CML the BTC-22 MK II has been making great progress with the hull plug. Delivery [...]

M/Y Alicia

2019-07-03T08:38:00+00:00September 30th, 2018|News|

Superyacht design and engineering works for Composite Manufacturing and Design Ltd The 50m Motor Yacht 'Alicia' was built by Defoe Shipbuilding Co. in 1930 and refitted by Southampton Marine Services in 2018. Buckley Yacht Design was employed to carry out structural design engineering works and Composite Manufacturing and Design Ltd carried out the construction of various components including: Composite Rivet Strips Carbon Fibre Passerelle Composite Stabiliser Tops Anchor Dodgers Window Protection Boards Depth Sounder Blocks BYD and CMDL have also worked with SMS Group on other Superyachts including "Shemara" and "Lady A." With the ability to design, specify, CNC and build components [...]

Composite Structural Optimisations Dale 28

2019-07-03T08:39:24+00:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Composite structural optimisations in production vessels. Structural optimisation in vessels is a common procedure carried out at BYD. The benefits from analysing and designing laminates in more detail to find the best alternative can mean large gains in other aspects of the design and build of the vessel. Optimising the structure can lead to: Reduced structural weight for increased performance, fuel efficiency and range. increased efficiency in production of the vessel. More economical in material usage and wastage Reduced development time and cost. Gives better insight into the best laminate stacking sequence for hull and internal structure. Recently BYD performed [...]

BTC-22 Sneak Preview

2019-07-03T08:40:29+00:00October 12th, 2017|News|

BTC-22 Sneak Preview: The Mk II BTC-22 has been made production ready and has been sent off to CMDL to have the frames cut so that the making of the moulds may begin. The BTC-22 was created with the goal of injecting a pocket yacht into the trailer sailor market at an affordable price point for small families, people looking to downsize, and new comers to the sport. What are the differences from MK I? Mark II has increased freeboard which allows for a dryer deck and more interior space. A swing keel is also standard in the cruising version [...]

Buckley Yacht Design/CML out on their B45 “Kia Kaha”

2019-07-03T08:42:45+00:00July 25th, 2017|News|

It was a brilliant weekend for the Buckley Yacht Designed/CML built B45 "Kia Kaha" as she won line honours, 5th place on corrected in IRC 1 Division and 17th overall in this years Round the Island Race 2017. Many thanks to her crew for a fantastic race. A boat that just keeps getting better year on year. From all at BYD and CML

Beale and Beyond

2019-07-03T08:43:26+00:00June 5th, 2017|News|

The BTC-22 enjoyed a relaxing weekend showing off her new look paint job and branding at Beale Park Boatshow 2017. The feedback received was a warm and positive response from a discerning crowd. There was interest from individuals, families, sailing clubs and sailing charities. Next stop on the Boats promotional roadshow is the Liverpool Boatshow running from 23rd to 25th of June 2017.  Mark and Julie will be booking up slots for test sails which will be held at the Carsington Sailing week event, on Carsington Water in Derbyshire that will run from the first weekend in July through to the second weekend (01/07/2017 [...]

BYD (Buckley Yacht Design) appoint Boatwork Ltd as agents for the BTC-22 (Buckley Trail-able Cruiser 22)

2019-07-03T08:44:36+00:00March 16th, 2017|News|

BYD (Buckley Yacht Design) appoint Boatwork Ltd as agents for the BTC-22 (Buckley Trail-able Cruiser 22) a 6.8m trailer sailing boat  (Prototype model known as RTC-22). The BTC 22 is a 6.8M swing or lifting keel sailing boat offering exhilarating sailing that will be trailable and will accommodate 4 berths. A functional day sailer, the retractable keel will allow owners to explore rivers and get close to beaches, a portable toilet and stove means that even longer trips are possible. The functional layout will allow for anything from family cruising to short or single handed sailing but the main selling [...]