Precision 23

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Precision 23
Precision 23 sailboat 3302.jpg
Designer Jim Taylor
Location United States
Year 1986
No. built more than 500
Builder(s) Precision Boat Works
Boat weight 2,450 lb (1,111 kg)
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 23.42 ft (7.14 m)
LWL 20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Beam 8.50 ft (2.59 m)
Hull draft 5.33 ft (1.62 m) with centerboard down
Engine type Outboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board type stub keel with centerboard
Ballast 850 lb (386 kg)
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
General Fractional rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height) 26.25 ft (8.00 m)
J (foretriangle base) 8.33 ft (2.54 m)
P (mainsail luff) 26.25 ft (8.00 m)
E (mainsail foot) 10.50 ft (3.20 m)
Mainsail area 137.81 sq ft (12.803 m2)
Jib/genoa area 109.33 sq ft (10.157 m2)
Total sail area 247.14 sq ft (22.960 m2)

The Precision 23 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Jim Taylor.[1][2]


The boat was first built by Precision Boat Works in the United States in 1986 and remained in production 31 years later, in 2017. Over 500 examples have been completed.[1][3]


Precision 23

The Precision 23 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with teak wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a fixed stub keel with a retractable centerboard that is raised and lowered by a Dacron line, plus a "kick-up" rudder. It displaces 2,450 lb (1,111 kg) and carries 850 lb (386 kg) of lead ballast. The cockpit is 83 in (2.11 m) long.[1][4]

The boat is constructed using a hand-laid fiberglassing method and sleeps four adults. The galley includes a stainless steel sink, an alcohol-fired stove and a self-contained fresh water system, with a manual pump. A 48 US qt (45 l) Igloo Coolers ice chest with a teak wood step is also standard equipment.[4]

The boat has a draft of 5.33 ft (1.62 m) with the fiberglass centerboard extended and 1.93 ft (0.59 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1]

The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.[1]

The Precision 23 has a hull speed of 6.99 kn (12.95 km/h).[5]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e Browning, Randy (2017). "Precision 23 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Jim Taylor". Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Precision Boat Works 1978-". Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Precision Boat Works, Inc. (29 September 2016). "Precision 23". Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Precision 23". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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