The Highlander 16' dayboat was designed for a New Zealand client who wanted a rugged camping dinghy/dayboat for use around North Island. She retains the easy riding 'U' shape of the other Highlanders forward but departs from their shape in having a sharp bow.
The interior is adaptable to suit the needs of the builder and the drawings show an optional outboard well and simple cuddy arrangement. The drawings also show 5 different sail plans including Gunter, Bermudan, Lug, Sprit and Yawl sail plans. 8 sheets of 1/4" ply are used plus 3 sheets of 3/8" for rudder, centreboard. Details are also available for strip plank construction.
The standard construction uses stitch & tape ply but details are also available to build her using the strip plank method.
Highlander 16 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'10"||0.56m|
|Sail Area (original bermudan rig)||132 sq.ft||12.28 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||350 lbs (basic)||159 sq.m|
|Hull Shape||Multi-chine with 3 planks per side or round bilge for strip plank|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape and strip plank|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||8 1/2 sheets of 6mm and 3 sheets of 9mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||Up to 4 adults for sailing|
|Drawing/Design Package||9 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||
Strip plank moulds (separate)
Gunter main with jib
Gaff main with jib and bowsprit
Sprit main with jib
Lug main with jib
Gunter yawl with bowsprit
Double ended hull plank shapes
Westray plank shapes (4 planks per side)