DUDLEY DIX YACHT DESIGN

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Sabbatical aluminum cruising ketch
HOWDY BAILEY YACHT SERVICES

Howdy Bailey's yard is located near to Cobb's Marina on Little Creek in Norfolk VA, just up the South side of Chesapeake Bay from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

This is a small yard capable of big things. They have dedicated and very capable staff, led by perfectionist Howdy Bailey. He has been described to me on many occasions by clients and others as a real artist in metal. Although their preference is for aluminum, their origins are in steel boats.

These photographs show some of the beautiful work which Howdy and his team have done in building boats of our design. A few years ago Howdy decided that the time had come to slow down, so he is no longer taking on large new boat construction. He is still available for maintenance and jobbing work on large boats.

Howdy will also accept commissions to build our plywood high performance dinghy, the Paper Jet 14, for anyone who does not want to build it for themselves. Contact Howdy for price and options.

CONTACT INFO:
Address: 4523 Dunning Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, USA
Tel: (757)480-0058
Fax: (757)480-1330
Email: Howdy Bailey

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Paper Jet 14 Sailing Dinghy

Paper Jet 14 plywood sailing skiff

Paper Jet #007 built by Howdy Bailey Yacht Services
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"Sabbatical II" Aluminum Cruising Ketch

Sabbatical aluminum cruising ketch

"Sabbatical II", built in aluminum for Ann and Scott
Ripley of Virginia Beach.
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"Echo" Steel & Aluminum Cruising Tug

Echo 38 Cruising Tug

"Echo" was built for Harmon Haymos of St Mary's City
on Chesapeake Bay.
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Dix 57 Radius Chine Steel Cruiser

Dix 57 Radius chine steel cruiser

Howdy Bailey commissioned the Dix 57. He built the structure for one for Don Thomas, who is fitting her out at Cobb's Marina to go cruising. This photo is of a sistership.
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Little Creek 47 Steel Shoal-draft Cruiser

Little Creek 47 steel cruiser

Little Creek 47 steel cruiser

The Little Creek 47 design was named for the creek where Global Yachts are based. "Flutterby" was built by them for Tom & Nancy Donan, who won The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race with her against far bigger opposition. These photos show the beautiful work done by Global Yachts, both in hull construction and fitting out.
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Dix 64 Custom Steel Charter Yacht

Dix 64 steel cruiser

Dix 64 steel cruiser

The Dix 64 was the first design which Howdy Bailey commissioned from me over our long relationship. This is the exquisitely executed "Rising Sun" which he exhibited twice on the Annapolis Sailboat Show.
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This page was updated 22 August 2008

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