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Du Toit Yacht Design (DTYD) was established by Anton and Charmaine du Toit in 2001. Today, it is South Africa’s premier naval architecture firm, having produced more custom catamaran metres and tonnage than any other yacht designer in the southern hemisphere.

DTYD has a team of eight designers and has completed over 120 projects since 2001, including over 30 complete custom and production catamarans. DTYD is based in the centre of the boat-building hub of Cape Town, giving the team easy access to boat building yards, mast manufacturers, sail lofts and the harbours.

From its inception in 2001, DTYD grew steadily into a busy and successful naval architecture firm. It wasn’t long before DTYD was designing complete custom builds for a range of marine manufacturers, in addition to collaborating with leading yacht designers and boat builders.

DTYD and Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing designed and built the Open Ocean sailing and expedition catamaran range from 2006. They have launched nine custom power and sailing catamarans, ranging from 70 to 110 foot. In 2013 DTYD partnered with Nexus Yachts of St Francis and Phil Berman from the USA to create the Balance Catamarans brand, of which the Balance 526 has become a very popular semi-custom boat, winning the Cruising World Boat of the Year award for 2017.

Read the Anton du Toit Story here

DTYD has completed many exciting projects; all of which can be reviewed in the Projects section of the website.

Du Toit Yacht Design Team
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