The Newport 16 (N-16) is a yacht that was originally designed by William Lapworth as a daysailer, and called the Columbia 15. It was later modified by Lapworth, at the Request of Dick Lindsey, by adding a cabin and turning it into a pocket cruiser named the Newport 16. This a very stable boat for its size. It has a fractional sloop rig.
The Newport 16 was later modified by enlarging the cabin top and renamed the Neptune 16. These came in fixed keel as well as a trailerable swing keel versions.
They were extremely popular and made under a host of names and builders including:
Lindsey Plastics - Capital Yachts - Neptune and Newport
Award - Newport
Lockley - Newport
Gloucester - Gloucester 16 (G-16)
Specs for the Newport 16 swing keel made by Lockley:
- LOA: 15'7
- LWL: 14'
- Beam: 6'3"
- Hull Weight: 900 lbs
- Ballast: 200 lbs
- Draft Keel Down 3'9"
- Draft Keel Up 9"