Over this period, the Fox 22 has become extremely popular among both private owners and yacht rental companies. It basically offers what everybody wants; reliability, comfort, resilience, excellent sports sailing performance, and minimal maintenance.
|Fox 22 standard colours: Red hull, creamy white deck and cockpit|
|Mainsail and jib|
|Guardrail with pulpit and some cables|
|Clamps and winches|
|Aluminium mast and boom|
|Fixed 0.90 m keel|
|PVC rubbing strake|
|3 mooring lines|
|Antifouling and primer||€||475,00|
|Hold in cockpit for motor||€||390,00|
|Yamaha F6CMHS short-shaft outboard||€||1.755,00|
|Yamaha F6CMHL long-shaft outboard||€||1.805,00|
|Spinnaker fittings with pole||€||685,00|
|Furlex jib furling||€||1.295,00|
|UV strap for jib furling||€||115,00|
|Battery and interior lighting||€||795,00|
|Battery charger + shore connection||€||590,00|
|Tri-colour mast light||€||535,00|
|2-burner spirit hob with holder, mounted||€||445,00|
|Trailer voor Fox 22||vanaf €||5.200,00|
|RDW (Dutch Vehicle and Driver Licensing Authority) inspection certificate for trailer||€||115,00|
|Name on boat, text||per stuk €||4,00|
|All-round piping or plimsoll line||vanaf €||60,00|
|Table with clamp/sliding fittings along mast leg||€||475,00|
|Winter cover for upright mast||€||1.700,00|
|Winter cover for folded mast||€||825,00|
The Fox 22 has also shown itself to be an extremely stable and comfortable yacht in the numerous tests carried out by various water sport magazines. Its stability and sailing characteristics are particularly good in comparison to other yachts of the same length. Of further note are the no-nonsense character, solid construction and very simple maintenance requirements of the Fox 22. Thanks to this yacht’s long waterline, wide stern and relatively low weight, the Fox 22’s water resistance is very low. This, in combination with the modern 7/8 rigging, has created a sporty sailing yacht that responds to the slightest breeze, and reacts very quickly to the rudder and sail trimming. The sailing tests can be found in the magazines: ‘Zeilen’, ‘Watersport’, ‘Yacht’ and ‘Yacht Vision’.
The Fox 22 also has lots to offer below deck: There is room for four adults in the cabin, with four comfortable beds and high-quality upholstery. The concept of the Fox 22 is: Lots of space on deck, in the cockpit and the cabin. It is spartan in terms of equipment, with a minimum of unnecessary gadgets in the cabin, and is designed for sailors who use on-shore facilities. On the other hand, minimal time is needed for maintenance and management; the Fox is always ready to sail. The list of equipment can, of course, be extended with a range of options, but many Fox sailors think this to be unnecessary.
The sales figures prove how successful this boat has been: Since 2001, Ottenhome Heeg has built and sold about 385 Fox 22 yachts. Internationally, Foxes are already being delivered to Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Design and construction
The Fox 22 was designed by Koos de Ridder, the designer of many famous and popular Dutch sailing yachts. The polyester hull is built in the customer’s desired colour according to tried and tested Dutch standards by internationally renowned boatbuilder, Breehorn in Woudsend. The hull is then transported to the Ottenhome Heeg boatyard where the interior, railings, deck fittings, keel and rudder are fabricated and installed. If desired, the underwater hull is provided with a quadruple epoxy layer and finished with antifouling. Finally, striping is applied to the hull as desired. After the yacht is launched, which can be a festive occasion, the mast and rigging are mounted, and the proud new owner can sail his or her heart out.
Besides the standard version, the Fox is available in various colours, models and themes. For example: