18' Bittern Daysailer

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The Bittern design started life when our client bought an old and rotting daysailer which he intended to restore - however, he realised that starting from scratch would be easier and give him a brand new boat which, with modern strip plank construction, would have low maintenance for many years to come. At the same time we increased her length and depth..

She has lifting bilge plates with cases which form the seat/locker fronts and which make her easy to trail and leave an uncluttered cockpit space suitable for sleeping in. An optional cuddy is shown which could be permanent or detachable and she could take a full cabin. A versatile little daysailer for coastal cruising with the family. An outboard can be mounted on the transom or in a well.

18' Bittern Daysailer Particulars

LOA 17'9" 5.4m
Beam 6'9" 2.06m
Hull Mid Depth 1 11 1/2" 0.59m
Draft 1'/3'7" 0.3/1.1m
Sail Area 226 sq.ft 21 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 2315 lbs 1050 kg
Ballast 662 lbs 300 kg
Hull Shape Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 2164' of 5/8" x 1 1/4" (660m of 16 x30mm) Western Red Cedar
Guidance Use Up to 6 adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

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