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Length: 18'-0"
Beam: 8'-0"
Draft: 1'-0" bd up
Draft: 4'-0" bd dn
Weight: 2000 lbs
Sail Area: 153 sf

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  • CATBIRD 18 was designed as a shallow draft sailboat with cruising accommodations for two adults and one or two children. A Vee berth is forward and large quarterberth is to port. A self bailing cockpit and effective sprit boom rig combine to provide a capable pocket cruiser. Look for a design review in Boat Design Quarter (No. 3).

    Glue and screw construction is 1/2" plywood and epoxy over straight frames. Plans include: materials, lines, construction, and sail plan. A full size frame plan is available.

    Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power or sails) is $12000. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

    A Catbird 18 with a hull stretched to 21'

    How To Order
    Purchase and Download Study Plans for the CATBIRD 18 for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the CATBIRD 18 for $95.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    Purchase Full Size Frame Lofting for the CATBIRD 18 for $95.00 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