• Rendering of 'Eygthene' (blister deck) winner of the 1973 Quarter Ton Cup.
  • Rendering for Kiwi 24 series production version of the 'Eygthene' Quarter Ton Cup design.
  • Kiwi 24 hull lines plan. The principal difference for my Quarter Ton Cup design was the wide beam on deck compared to the beam at the waterline. The intention was to ensure the weight of the crew was resisting the healing angle of the wind sailing to Windward. This drawing shows typical details of my early designs before we started using computer aided design (CAD) in 1979.
  • Sail plan and underwater profile of Kiwi 24 version
  • Hull lines plan modification for production Kiwi 24 version. My intentions modifying the original design was to improve the yacht’s off-the-wind performance by increasing the beam on deck at the transom.
  • Rudder design details for Eygthene 24.
  • Photograph of the Eygthene 24 built in the Channel Islands by Master Marine Ltd. This is the series production vision of my original Eygthene Quarter Ton Cup racing yacht.

Principal Dimensions
-LOA 24.O FT

Pronounced "ay-teen" (spoken with a 'kiwi' accent). For detailed history of ‘Eygthene’ consult Ron Hollands latest book, ‘All the Oceans,’ to be published in mid-2016.

Inspired by attending the 1972 quarter ton cup regatta in La Rochelle, France. Ron designed and built ‘Eygthene’ to compete in the 1973 USA Quarter Ton Cup series, organized by the St Petersburg Yacht Club on Tampa Bay, Florida. Eygthene differed from the Quarter Ton Cup fleet at the time, due to having very wide beam on deck and normal beam at the waterline. This flared hull ’shape was intended to allow the crew to use their weight leverage to optimum effect yet, the design below waterline, could pass through the water with minimal resistance during racing.

This wide beam design concept also allowed very good interior space for the Series Production 'Kiwi 24' version of the design. These small cruiser racer versions were built in significant numbers between 1974 and 1978 in many geographic locations; USA, England, South Africa, Argentina, Japan and Australia. ‘Eygthene’ won the quarter ton cup in Weymouth, England in 1973. The same design with modifications, called ‘Business Machine’ came second in the Quarter Ton Cup in Corpus Christi, 1975. A new Ron Holland Quarter Ton design, ‘Manzanita’, a design development of ‘Eygthene and Business Machine’ won The Quarter Ton Cup in Helsinki, Finland 1977.