The Highlander 11' Dinghy - this is a relatively new design with a beam of 5'2" and draft of 7"/3'1". Approx. weight is 105 lbs and Sail Area is 66 sq.ft.
The hull shape very much follows the original Highlander model with it's double chine, except that, in this case, we have gone for a plumb bow and transom and we have carried the 'V' bottom right through to the stern - this gives maximum internal space/volume for a given length of hull and makes a very practical family boat which is car toppable.
11' Highlander Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'8"||0.51m|
|Draft - uses a pivoted centreboard||7"/3'1"||0.17/0.95m|
|Sail Area (gunter with jib)||66 sq.ft||6.15 sq.m|
|Additional sail plan - gaff cutter with bowsprit||81 sq.ft||7.5 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||105 lbs||48kg|
|V bottom with 3 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||5 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||3 adults rowing/motoring - 2-3 adults sailing|
|Drawing/Design Package||5 x A1 drawings + 8 instruction sheets|