|LOA exc. bowsprit||5.700 m||18.70 ft|
|LWL||5.314 m||17.43 ft|
|Beam||2.070 m||6.79 ft|
|Draught, board up||0.400 m||1.31 ft|
|Draught, board down||1.200 m||3.94 ft|
|Displacement on dwl||0.787 t||0.77 tons|
|Ballast||0.279 t||0.273 tons|
|Main area||10.700 sq m||115.17 sq ft|
|Mizzen area||2.308 sq m||23.23 sq ft|
|Jib area||4.074 sq m||46.93 sq ft|
|Staysail area||2.541 sq m||44.03 sq ft|
|Headroom||1.415 m||56 ins|
|Outboard (in well)||3-4.5 kw||4-6 hp|
|Engine||7.5 max kw||10 max hp|
|EU Category C - Inshore|
She is very straightforward to build on six laminated ring frames and a laminated backbone. And though ring frames take a little longer to produce at the start, they lead to a much faster and more accurate completion overall. They have a great advantage when it comes to completing the deck and superstructure – often in fact a more difficult task than building the hull. But instead of being confronted by an empty hull upon turn-over, the basic structures are already there, just waiting to be skinned over with the coamings, deck ply and coachroof ply, making it a very much simpler job altogether and a great time-saver in the project as a whole.
The hull skin can be epoxy ply lapstrake as shown here or cold-moulded wood-epoxy. Both skin types give a strong, rigid and relatively lightweight, long-lasting low-maintenance structure. Construction throughout is using WEST™ system boat-building epoxies.
Accommodation is for three, with full length comfortable berths. The galley features a sink unit with stowage beneath and a cook stove unit, again with stowage beneath. The WC, in a separate compartment to port, also has lockers outboard and can have a hanging locker under the cockpit seat if wished. Oilskins can hang under the bridgedeck (on the outboard version - on the inboard engine version, this space is mostly taken up with the engine). Forward of the WC compartment there is a sideboard unit, with stowage beneath. The furniture units are stylish and practical.
The cockpit is roomy, well-protected and comfortable; and long enough for two additional full-length berths with a tent over the boom if wished, giving a camping accommodation for five in total.
With the outboard engine version, the outboard is semi-permanently mounted in a well in the cockpit. This gives convenient reliable performance under power and is not easily flooded even in heavy following seas – and the vessel’s balance and steering is not compromised in any way.
An inboard diesel engine can be fitted instead of the outboard if wished - but there are minor differences in the structural items so this needs to be decided from the start.
The boat is easy to trail, launch and recover and the rig is quickly set up. She has an external lead ballast keel to give excellent stability and a centreboard to give good up-wind ability. She turns in a sparkling performance under a wide variety of conditions and rig combinations.
The detailed and accurate plans together with true step-by-step building instructions lead you through the building process simply and easily. Nothing is missed out. The plans are fully dimensioned. No scaling or lofting is required. You can trust the plans and instructions to be professional, practical, clear and detailed – just follow them and you will be successful. No other information is needed. Professional technical support throughout the build, is available by email, via the forum or by regular mail. More plan info …
Click here to look at the free study plans, sample instructions and specification for this design, plus a full list of the plans and instructions that come with the design package.
15'6" 2-berth yawl | 17'6" 3-berth yawl | 18'6" 3-berth yawl | 19' 2-berth sloop | 20' 4-berth yawl
23' chine cutter | 23' classic gaff cutter | 26' fast sloop | 30' fast cutter | 67' cruising cutter
22' cat yawl | Extended No. 119 | Commissioning a New Design |
Why wood-epoxy? | Wood-epoxy #1 | Wood-epoxy #2 | Wood-epoxy #3 | Aluminium Construction | Steel Construction
Woodbridge Poster | Rockland USA | Woodbridge UK | Whisstocks 1926-1990
Plan formats | Support | How to order | Study plans | Build plans | Designer | Kits | Laminating | Company | Privacy | Contact
Site designed, programmed and hosted by Debenriver Ltd