C-Yacht Design

C-Yacht Design Frans Maas

Frans Maas Design

incredibly sea-kindly and comfortable

“The challenge and the fun of designing a boat for C-Yacht designs is that together we always find the ideal combination of comfort and performance. The C-Yacht sailor is a demanding user. He expects his boat to give optimum performance in both light and heavy weather”.

The combination of almost seventy years experience from the Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders yard and the sixty year experience of Frans Maas results in a sailing yacht with unrivalled performance and comfort. The high-quality materials and attention to ergonomics inside and outside contribute to this comfort’

Successful former competition yachtsman

Frans Maas passed away in July 2017. Frans Maas was no stranger to the water. The successful former competition sailor has many races to his name. Frans gained fame partly as the winner of the demanding Fastnet yacht race. After many innovative and extreme designs such as Sportlist IV (1957) Maas focussed on designing sea-kindly, seaworthy yachts. The first project that Frans Maas carried out for Zaadnoordijk was the design of the Compromis 777. Until his death, Maas remained responsible for the designs of the Center Cockpit line of C-Yacht.


‘The successful former competition sailor has many races to his name’

The experience, knowledge and philosophy of Frans Maas
are without doubt the reasons that Maas is one of the
best designers of the day.

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