|Engine power||70 - 90|
|See also||Classic 19, Nina 22|
The OB19 offers the maximum seaworthiness one can obtain in a boat of that size that is also easy and economical to build. The average cockpit depth of 26" in a boat that is still self bailing at a displacement of 3,000 lbs!
Offshore & Bay 19 would be an appropriate name: small enough to explore protected waters but offshore capable in the hands of the right skipper.
Compared to the OB15 and OB18, the OB19 is wider and has more freeboard. Compared to the C19, she is more economical and more simple to build. The sides are made of one panel instead of two and the framing structure has been kept simple and sturdy. The styling is also different.
The OB19 uses less plywood than the C19 but has less freeboard. The C19 is a slightly bigger boat. The hull lines are also different.
The plans show two layouts with dimensions for a standard center console and a dual console version. The center console is easy to modify if the builder wants to make it taller or wider.
Jump seats can be installed in the stern. One or two fixed fuel tanks can be installed: the plans show different floor frames for each version.
Swim platforms can be bolted on the transom.
As all of our boats, the OB19 can be made unsinkable with foam, see our kits. The plans include a typical drawing showing how to cut lids in seats or in the casting deck but to stay true to the "Keep It Simple" philosophy of the boat, we prefer to cut access holes through the bulkhead faces.
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