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Shallow Draft 40


Length: 40'-0"
Beam: 12'-6"
Draft: 3'-0" bd up
   8'-0" bd dn
Sail Area: 680 sf
Power: 60-80 hp

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  • All too often, large sailing yachts capable of an ocean passage are restricted ti deeper water when they arrive at their destination. The SD40 is a shallow draft cruising sailboat that will be at home exploring, and will have the protected end of the anchorage to herself when she arrives. The hull shape and ballast ratio combine to produce a stable hull that is capable of offshore passages.

    Construction is tack and tape plywood and epoxy. Steel construction is possible. Plans include: materials, lines, construction, and sail plan.

    Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power or sails) is $4 to $6 per pound. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

    How To Order
    Purchase and Download Study Plans for the SHALLOW DRAFT 40 for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the SHALLOW DRAFT 40 for $2400.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    We offer a 30-day from date of purchase no questions asked return refund policy for on-line plan sales. For more ordering information and alternate ordering methods, terms of sale, privacy policy and copyright state.

    *New* Electronic pdf plans.
    Send an e-mail to karl@cmdboats.com with your order to receive an electronic set of construction plans to read on your computer or have printed locally (i.e. at a UPS Store, Office Depot, Staples, etc, that has a wide format printer) instead of USPS mailed hard copy.

    Not ready to buy? e-mail us why at karl@cmdboats.com
    We are interested to know how we can to help you get underway!

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    Chesapeake Marine Design,LLC
    794 Creek View Rd.
    Severna Park, MD 21146
    Tel: (410) 544-9553
    Email: karl@cmdboats.com