Sanibel 18

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Sanibel 18
Sanibel 18 Beluga 0396.jpg
Development
Designer Charles Ludwig
Location United States
Year 1985
No. built 169
Builder(s) Captiva Yachts
Boat
Boat weight 1,369 lb (621 kg)
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 17.88 ft (5.45 m)
LWL 15.06 ft (4.59 m)
Beam 7.80 ft (2.38 m)
Hull draft 4.00 ft (1.22 m) with centerboard down
Engine type Outboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board type centerboard
Ballast 450 lb (204 kg)
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
Rig
General Fractional rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height) 18.80 ft (5.73 m)
J (foretriangle base) 8.30 ft (2.53 m)
P (mainsail luff) 20.00 ft (6.10 m)
E (mainsail foot) 9.20 ft (2.80 m)
Sails
Mainsail area 92.00 sq ft (8.547 m2)
Jib/genoa area 78.02 sq ft (7.248 m2)
Total sail area 170.02 sq ft (15.795 m2)

The Sanibel 18 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Charles Ludwig, first built in 1982 and named for the Floridian town and island.[1][2][3]

The boat was built by a series of different builders under a several different model names in the United States, but all are now out of production.[1]

Design[edit]

Sanibel 18

The series are all small recreational keelboats, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. They have fractional sloop rigs, transom-hung rudders and retractable centerboards. They are normally fitted with an outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

Skipper's Mate 17
This model was introduced in 1982 and was built by Southern Sails until 1984. It has a length overall of 17.17 ft (5.2 m), a waterline length of 15.00 ft (4.6 m), displaces 1,200 lb (544 kg) and carries 250 lb (113 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 3.00 ft (0.91 m) with the centerboard down and 1.00 ft (0.30 m) with it up. The boat has a hull speed of 5.19 kn (9.61 km/h).[4][5]
Commodore 17
This model was introduced in 1984 and was built by the Commodore Yacht Corporation until 1985. It has a length overall of 17.17 ft (5.2 m), a waterline length of 15.00 ft (4.6 m), displaces 1,200 lb (544 kg) and carries 250 lb (113 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 3.00 ft (0.91 m) with the centerboard down and 1.00 ft (0.30 m) with it up. The boat has a hull speed of 5.19 kn (9.61 km/h).[6][7]
Sanibel 17 and 18
The Sanibel 17 was introduced in 1985 and was built by Captiva Yachts. It was renamed the Sanibel 18 in 1986, although initially no changes were made to the design. A total of 169 examples were completed between 1985 and 1988. It has a length overall of 17.88 ft (5.4 m), a waterline length of 15.06 ft (4.6 m), displaces 1,369 lb (621 kg) and carries 450 lb (204 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 4.00 ft (1.22 m) with the centerboard down and 1.00 ft (0.30 m) with it up. The boat has a hull speed of 5.2 kn (9.63 km/h).[1][2]
Snug Harbor 18
This model was introduced in 1990 and was built by Leisure-Time Fiberglass Products, although very few were built. The molds were made by using an existing Sanibel 18 boat hull as a fiberglass mold plug. It has a length overall of 17.83 ft (5.4 m), a waterline length of 15.00 ft (4.6 m), displaces 1,300 lb (590 kg) and carries 400 lb (181 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 4.00 ft (1.22 m) with the centerboard down and 1.00 ft (0.30 m) with it up. The boat has a hull speed of 5.19 kn (9.61 km/h).[8][9]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Browning, Randy (2017). "Sanibel 17/18 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Sanibel 17/18". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Charles Ludwig". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Skipper's Mate 17 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Skipper's Mate 17". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  6. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Commodore 17 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  7. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Commodore 17". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  8. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Snug Harbor 18 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  9. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Snug Harbor 18". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 6 May 2017.

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