Sketch of the dinghy cruiser JK28
The ability to glide while at the same time being habitable are characteristics of dinghy cruisers. Together with the design office Judel / Vrolijk & Co in Bremerhaven and the Hamburg boat builder Thomas Bergner, the passionate regatta and ice sailor and yacht building project manager Andreas Bock therefore developed a new dinghy cruiser, the JK28, which the YACHT tested in 2015 (issue 23) - a fast one Boat with increased safety due to a ballast sword.
Sketch of the Kiel dinghy cruiser KK28
25 ships have been built since then. But this design also retained one Jolli characteristic: the boat can overturn.
Andreas Bock definitely did not want to experience this scenario on the holiday trips he was planning on the Baltic Sea. He had Judel / Vrolijk develop a keel cruiser variant of the dinghy cruiser.
But can it work that easily? Can a coherent concept simply be changed?