famous sailing yachts designed by an accomplished sailor. Steve Dashew, the owner of Dashew Offshore, conceptualized the Deerfoot yachts with a reputation for speed. The Deerfoot was Dashew’s first design in a line of innovation starting in 1978, including the later-designed Sundeer. Deerfoot yachts are no longer in production. Various yards were the chosen sites for Deerfoot construction, including the leasing of Sample’s Shipyard on the coast of Maine. Designs for Dashew’s Deerfoot and Sundeer yachts included features such as moderate to light displacement, maximized waterline, and a hull that is easy to maneuver. The hulls of Deerfoot yachts were built using materials of aluminum and fiberglass. Sailing yachts such as the Deerfoot 61, 68, and 74 exhibited safety and comfort.