Super easy to trailer and easy to rig. Great first boat or just a great boat for the experienced sailor too. With her fixed ballast this 18 Precision is a keel boat with the virtue of virtually not able to be turned over. in that regard she is a REAL keelboat. Certainly this gives peace of mind to your first mate and assures a more enjoyable experience and it extends the sailing season when the water is cold as you are going sailing not swimming.
Manageable by one this nifty pocket yacht can handle 2 couples for a day on the water. Adventuresome types will take this boat and cruise for many an overnighter. The keel./ centerboard gives good windward performance and yet still gives shallow water ability for the most avid gunk-holer.
In stock and on our dealership in Memphis, Tenn., please call for an appointment to see this lovely little yacht. Or, just drop by if you like to be unannounced.
Happy to work with you in setting the boat up with the latest items of convenience and gear to help make this boat your best purchase ever. Sailing lessons in house with experienced sailors. Price shown is base price FOB factory so please allow for shipping, off loading & commissioning and the addition of other accessories that might make the boat complete to your standards. Call for a current price sheet including potential options.
We can take a trade to help get you where you want to be and can aim you to affordable financing. The interest on this boat is frequently deductible as a 2nd home. Give us a call. Let's get you this Precision 18 and get you sailing !
IT'S YOUR MOVE !!
Contact: Chris Rooke @ toll free 866-590-9207 Rooke Sails, Inc. 901 744-8500; Dealers for Beneteau, Hunter, Precision, Vanguard and Hobie
Always looking for Quality Sailboats for Brokerage. Chandlery & Full Service Yard for mechanical and electrical work of any type, full sail repair facilities and custom canvas works a specialty. Trucks and trailers for transporting boats to 20,000 lbs and can freshwater launch with reasonable ramp. Our trucks are equipped with sign cranes for stepping the mast without outside assistance. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help. For professional assistance please call. Celebrating 45 years of service to the sailing community
Please contact Chris Rooke at 901 744-8500
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Jim Taylor
Hull Shape: Monohull
Beam: 7 ft 5 in
LWL: 15 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 1 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 3 in
Displacement: 1100 lbs
Ballast: 350 lbs
Dry Weight: 1100 lbs
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Precision 18 is a boat small enough to be easily trailered behind today's small cars, simple enough to be inexpensive, but big enough to sleep aboard (out of the weather) and stable enough to take along the family. And finally, a boat with the lively performance and good sea manners required to make sailing her fun. In attempting to fulfill similar requirements, too many builders have simply taken a successful racing design and installed a "cruising" interior. Unfortunately, while the long fine bow and broad flat transom of this type hull form can be devastatingly fast when in the hands of a hot racing crew, it can also be dangerously unstable for a family boat, and is therefore completely unsuited to cruising applications. The Precision 18 is developed from the basic hull form of full sections above the waterline forward and only moderately full sections aft. The long, shallow keel, kick-up rudder, and non-corroding fiberglass centerboard are all high-lift NACA "wing sections." The keel allows the board to be housed completely below the cabin sole and gets the ballast down low for stability, which is not reduced when the board is retracted. The simple fractional rig can be raised right on the trailer in minutes. The mainsail can be quickly depowered in puffy conditions, and it is large enough to provide good performance without the jib when desired. The cockpit is a full 6 feet 4 inches long with coamings high enough to keep the crew securely inside. Both seats and coamings are precisely angled for maximum comfort. Below deck there is ample sitting headroom for four, and a filler cushion that drops to form a 6-foot 6-inch V-berth. There are 6-foot quarterberths port and starboard, a 48-quart cooler, provision for a portable head, and 12-volt battery. A forward hatch provides ventilation and an emergency exit, and the large companionway and cabin windows contribute to the feeling of light and open space. The hull liner of the Precision 18 is engineered as a structural grid, and tooled to mate precisely with the hand-laminated hull skin. The mast support beam and chainplate loads are carried by structural bulkheads and there are rugged hull stringers to distribute the stresses imposed by trailering. The external hull-deck joint is bonded both chemically and mechanically, and the flange is protected with a vinyl rub-rail. The Precision 18 has been kept small in size and price, but remains big in both features and performance. She promises to deliver the fun, pure and simple.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.