This page catalogues the radio yacht designs of both Chris & Mark Dicks, father and son.
Despite the passing of Chris a few years ago many of his designs are still available. The Widget IOM remains a competitive club racing boat and the Triple Crown IOM is available as a free plan for the home builder and is, again, a great entry into club IOM racing.
The designs are listed in class order and if we have a picture it will be included. If you have a picture or further details of any of the yachts featured here then please use the contact page to get in touch.
If the design is currently available either as a complete boat, mouldings or plans then details of where to get them will be listed.
this is a project that was developed to hopefully create using a 3D printer
Atom – Mark Dicks
Plans available please use the contact page to enquire. plans also available as a download from http://www.radiosailingshop.com.au/
Wedge 8 – Mark Dicks
Mouldings and part / fully completed boats available from VAM Sails
Sliver – Mark Dicks
Sliver 2 – Mark Dicks
Mouldings and part/fully completed boats available through Alex Cory, please use the contact page to enquire.
Ice – Mark Dicks
Possibly available through Robot Yachts
this is my latest design. hulls will be available later this year from a UK supplier
this is a project that will be available next year. this is being built by Rood Ars of Ars-composites in Thailand. this is based on the Wedge IOM that is built by the same person
Metrick Magic – Chris Dicks
Widget – Chris Dicks
Sleek – Chris Dicks
this was a design for Les Robins
Gadget – Chris Dicks
Triple Crown – Mark Dicks
Viper – Mark Dicks
Available through Dave Creed as a kit or completed to deck level. Please use the contact page to enquire.
Lunchbox – Mark Dicks
Possibly available as mouldings, or part/fully completed boat through Alex Cory. Please use the contact page to enquire.
Vision – Mark Dicks
One of the latest IOMs to take to the circuit, lines developed in collaboration with John Tushingham and Phil Playle. The boat is available through CM Yachts directly and is built by Phil Playle.
After testing various boat designs, Darren Abdilla motivated himself to try and produce a winning RC boat by using all the knowledge and studies learned sailing in this sport.
IOM Malteser is a Project started in Malta by Darren Abdilla (MLT 25) and designed by the brave designer Mark Dicks from UK. The original deck layout was designed by Frank Russell from AUS but has been modified by MX Components …before putting it in production.
This is now available from mx components – http://www.mxcomponents.com/en/mx-rc-boat-/277-goth-mx7-hull-one-color-ral-class-1m.html
this boat was commissioned by Rood Ars as he wanted to start moulding on his own after leaving another well known boat company
247 – Chris Dicks
Slick – Chris Dicks
this was a design that was designed for mike weston/Les robins of the swanley club
Magick – Chris Dicks
Magick 3 – Chris Dicks
Magick 5 (D.B.) – Chris Dicks
Tethys – Mark Dicks
Designed for Greek skipper and built and moulded by him.
Sliver – Mark Dicks
Possibly available as mouldings through Alex Cory. Please use contact page to enquire.
Ten Rater Class
Hellbat – Chris Dicks
Dragonforce 65 – Mark Dicks
Based on the ICE RG65 the DF65 has been a standout boat over the last couple of years. It is mass produced by Joysway Hobby Co in China. Since its launch in 2013 there have been more than 10,000 examples sold worldwide and is a great entry level radio yacht which is available from your local hobby store!
Dragonflite 95 – Mark Dicks (Initial Lines), John Tushignham & Buzz Coleman (Product development from initial lines through to manufacturing)
With a launch date of early 2016 this yacht is poised to follow the DF65. Mark penned the preliminary lines to a concept thought up John Tushingham this was then developed through to the final product by John Tushingham and Buzz Coleman . Produced by Joysway Hobby Co it will be available from your local hobby store!