Skip to main content

D-zero is a compact 4.2m dinghy with an elegant and “sexy” hull, a two part carbon-fiber mast, a carbon boom, and two rigging options (6.9 or 8.1 m2 of laminated sail).


Designer: Daniel Holman (2014)

  • Hull length: 4.20 m
  • Beam: 1.42 m
  • Hull Weight: 43 kg
  • Portsmouth Yardstick: 1029
  • Sail Design: North Sails One Design
  • Mast and Boom: Carbon fiber (CompoTech)
  • Sail area:
    – Grey rig: 8.1 m2 semi soft laminate sail on halyard
    – Blue rig: 6.9 m2 semi soft laminate sail on halyard
  • Rake: Simple and effective adjustment via chocks
  • Hardware: Harken

D-ZERO, light and simple

Back in 2014 Dan Holman and Devoti Sailing came together with a seemingly impossible proposition: to create a “basic” single-hander sailboat that had to be light and simple enough to be carried on a car’s roof and rigged in 10 minutes, yet delivering a high-quality sailing experience and performance. The boat also had to target a board range of sailors in terms of weight and skill: manageable enough for the average club sailor to sail safely but technical enough to engage the professionals.

Light and simple

Single-hander made to be light enough to be carried on your car’s roof, rigged and ready to sail in 10 minutes.


Durable materials.

Built to last.


Prepared for challenges.

Ambitious and demanding.


Build for sailors by sailors.

With details in mind.


Extreme Perfection

Find your dealer

Find the dealer closest to you to supply our boats and equipment.