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BUCCANEER 18
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Hyde Sails Direct
Hull Type:  Centerboard Dinghy Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  18.00' / 5.49m LWL:  16.67' / 5.08m
Beam:  6.00' / 1.83m Listed SA:  175 ft2 / 16.26 m2
Draft (max.)  3.83' / 1.17m Draft (min.)  0.58' / 0.18m
Displacement:  500 lbs./ 227 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  44.51 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  48.19
Designer:  Rod Macalpine-Downie/Dick Gibbs
Builder:  
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1968 Last Built:   # Built:  5000
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Chrysler Marine
More about & boats built by:   Nickels Boat Works, Inc. (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Texas Marine International (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Lockley Newport Boats (USA)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   J.R. (Rod) Macalpine-Downie
More about & boats designed by:   Dick Gibbs
RELATED LINKS
  Buccaneer 18 Class Association  www.buccaneer18.org
  Chrysler Sailing Association  chryslersailing.lizards.net
NOTES
The BUCCANEER prototype was introduced at Yachting Magazine's "One of a Kind" Regatta in 1967 where it displayed impressive performance, placing second over all.
(Ed. note: Read the story by Dick Gibbs about the preparation for this regatta on the BUCCANEER web site.)
BUCCANEER PRODUCTION HISTORY:

Chrysler Corporation - 1968 thru 1980, hull #1 thru approx. #4050. (Just over 4000 boats built).
Texas Marine Industries (TMI) - 1981 thru 1982, hull approx. #4051 thru approx. #4750. (Around 700 boats built).
Wellcraft Marine Corporation, Starwind Division - 1982 thru 1984, hull approx. #4751 thru approx. #5000. (Approx. 250 boats built).
Gloucester Yachts (sold as GLOUCESTER 18) - 1985 thru 1986, hull #5001 thru #5059. (59 boats built).
Cardinal Yachts - 1987 thru 2000, hull #5060 thru #5065, #5100 thru #5106 and #5200 thru #5214. (28 boats built).
Nickels Boatworks became official builder in 2008.
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