BUCCANEER 18

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Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
18.00 ft / 5.49 m
LWL:
16.67 ft / 5.08 m
S.A. (reported):
175.00 ft2 / 16.26 m2
Beam:
6.00 ft / 1.83 m
Draft (max):
3.83 ft / 1.17 m
Draft (min):
0.58 ft / 0.18 m
Displacement:
500 lb / 227 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
44.51
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
48.19
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1968
Last Built:
# Built:
5000
Builder:
Designer:
Rod Macalpine-Downie/Dick Gibbs
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
44.51
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
48.19
Comfort Ratio:
4.16

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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. Nickels Boatworks merges with WindRider in 2015.



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