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Launch Cruiser 24


Length: 24'-0"
Beam: 7'-6"
Draft: 2'-2"
Weight: 4,200 lbs
Power: 9 hp Yanmar 1GM10 Diesel

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  • The LAUNCH CRUISER 24 is a classic boat with features and capabilties that will provide numerous opportunities for enjoyment. Her classic lines and style will not go out of fashion and will be sure to draw admiration wherever she goes. She is designed around the Yanmar 1GM10 with 9 hp max at 3600 RPM and 8 hp continuous at 3400 RPM. This engine will provide enough power at the continuous rating to push the Launch Cruiser 24 up to 7 knots in calm water. She will cruise comfortably at 5 or 6 knots with power to spare. Her 20 gallon fuel capacity will provide a range of more than 300 nmi at 6 knots. Her box keel configuration provides a number of valuable features including:
    • Space for inboard engine, fuel and batteries
    • Good tracking ability
    • Flat surface to rest on when anchored where the tide may run out
    • Able Vee configuration forward that should make little fuss in a seaway
    She has comfortable quarters for two on extended outings. The generous aft cockpit is ideal for lounging. There is ample space for deck chairs or fixed side seating ad required. The cockpit provides space for younger crew to sleep when cruising with a family. The fixed canopy will provide shade and shelter in good weather and bad. Construction is a combination tack and tape and glue and screw taking advantage of the benefits of both. The plywood and epoxy hull will provide a long happy life with minimal maintenance.

    Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power) is $20000. 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 LAUNCH CRUISER 24 for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the LAUNCH CRUISER 24 for $185.00 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!

    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