Jacobs Bros is the preferred builder of the Good Hope 56’. Designed by Ed Joy, it is a rugged, aluminium yacht for extensive cruising. Following the adventures of Seal, it has inspired interest in this design from aspiring circumnavigators. This yacht is durable and low maintenance, and is capable of exploring rivers and tidal basins that are inaccessible to fixed keel sailboats. The design is suited for rugged Arctic conditions, with her proven lifting keel and rudder, and can be modified for less extensive cruising in high latitudes.

  • LOA | 17.12m (56ft 2in)
  • DWL | 12.9m (47ft 4in)
  • Beam | 4.83m (15ft 10in)
  • Draft | 0.97m (3ft) keel up
  • Draft | 2.67m (8ft 9in) keel down
  • Displacement | 24,950 kg


Good Hope 65’ is a scaled up version of the 56’, with thicker hull plating, cleaner lines, more cabins, larger communal spaces and a pilot house galley rarely seen on monohulls.

  • LOA | 19.89m (65ft 3in)
  • LWL | 16.69m (54ft 9in)
  • Beam | 5.33m (17ft 6in)
  • Draft | 1.04m (3ft 5in) keel up
  • Draft | 2.9m (9ft 6in) keel down
  • Displacement | 34,212 kg

DVD 525 DS

Jacobs Bros is one of the preferred builders for this design by De Villiers. It is a durable, rugged expedition catamaran with features designed to blend seaworthiness, safety & performance in a slender hull configuration. This DS version is optimised for Diving and maxes out the Solar capacity. The light yet incredibly strong hull material perfectly optimises performance with load-carrying ability. Features include 6 watertight bulkheads, exceptional underwing clearance and low heeling moment.

  • LOA | 16.00m (52ft 6in)
  • LWL | 15.98m (52ft 5in)
  • Beam | 7.70m (25ft 7in)
  • Draft hull | 0.66m (2ft 2in) (Daggerboards)
  • Draft fixed keels | 1.20m (3ft 11in)
  • Displacement | 14,700 kg


Designed by De Villiers for influential catamaran voyagers, Sailing Nahoa Designed for single-handed sailing as well as live aboard sailors to explore the corners of the world. She is designed to handle offshore conditions with safety, speed, comfort & superior performance. Features include: high strength to weight ratio, ensuring light yet exceptionally strong build; re-inforced hulls for high latitude sailing; enhanced hull damage protection with 6 watertight bulkheads; skeg protected rudders & props; low maintenance & robust mini keels allow to beach anywhere without damage.

  • LOA | 17m (55ft 9in)
  • LWL | 16.93m (55ft 6.5in)
  • Beam | 8.05m (26ft 5in)
  • Draft hull |0.658m (2ft 1.9in)
  • Draft fixed keels | 1.25m (4ft 1.2in)
  • Displacement | 16,160 kg