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Length: 18′-0″
Beam: 8′-0″
Draft: 1′-0″ and up
Draft: 4′-0″ and dn
Weight: 2000 lbs
Sail Area: 153 sf

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.

How To Order

Purchase Catbird 18 Study Plans (PDF Download) for $1
Purchase Catbird 18 Construction Plans (PDF Only) for $95
Purchase Catbird 18 Construction Plans (Hard Copy) for $95

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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