~20foot light costal cruiser

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by feunatz, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. feunatz
    Joined: Nov 2016
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    Location: Austria

    feunatz Junior Member

    Hello,

    this is my first post here and one of my first steps in finding a boat building project for 2017-18.

    Key features I'm looking for:
    -6-8m LOA(19-26ft)
    -Good(great) trailerability, since i have to get it out every time
    -Empty Weight < 1200kg/2600lbs
    -Sleeping for 2adults+child
    -Modern design
    -Availability of CAD Plans or basic CNC Kit(shipped to Austria)
    -Mostly inland lake usage(lake constance), but some costal mediteranian usability would be nice.

    I've taken a look at the Lion600/800 designs. they do look very nice. But afaik they have never been built(800 is Wip) and they have a bit much cabin space and not to much on deck storage.

    Stylingwise I do like the SIXfor4, Seascape24 or Start60/80 but they could be a bit more performance then i really need an can handle. At least with family on board and not a sailing crew.

    One boat i do like it the Gade LIS6.0(German constructor)
    https://forum.lis-klasse.de/thread/2080-lis-6-0/
    There are no plans for this one but I'm told it can be bought as raw bodyshell. Practical but the looks are just not my cup of tea.

    I can do PLY/Glasfiber or Glasfiber handlay construction.

    Thanks for any input on my search an best regards
    Sebastian
     
  2. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    If you're not fixed building your own, look at the Manta 19 or Prelude 19 which are 1970's designs, cheap as chips and do a great job. usually a few available in the UK etc..
     
  3. feunatz
    Joined: Nov 2016
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    feunatz Junior Member

    Thanks, just had a look they really are crazy cheap. Function is mostly there, but for the slipways here they do sit very high on a trailer, even with swingkiel. The design screams 70s(like the LIS 6.0 I mentioned) I'd like it to look at least 2010ish.(Plumb Bow would be aprechiated)

    Currently I'm fixed to build my own, but if I'm unable to find suitable Plans/Kits I'll maybe have to restore/modify a existing boat.
     
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