Catbird 18 by Chesapeake Marine Design

Daysailer/Pocket Cruiser


Length overall18'5.49 m
Beam8'2.44 m
Draft4'1.22 m
Draft (cb up)1'0.3 m
Berths2
Weight2000 lbs907 kg
Sail area153 sq. ft.14.21 m2
Hull construction Plywood
Gallery 3 photos
See also Catbird 16Catbird 24
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URL: http://www.cmdboats.com/catbird18.htm

Description:

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.

Catbird 18

Interior layout
Interior layout
Alternative Gaff rig
Alternative Gaff rig

Photo gallery

A Catbird 18 with a hull stretched to 21
A Catbird 18 with a hull stretched to 21

Sailing
Sailing

At anchor
At anchor


See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Catbird 16 Catbird 16 by Chesapeake Marine Design
Sailing camp cruiser
16'
4.88 m
5' 4"
1.63 m
110 sq. ft.
10.22 m2
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Catbird 24 Catbird 24 by Chesapeake Marine Design
Sailing sharpie cruiser
24'
7.32 m
8' 6"
2.59 m
230 sq. ft.
21.37 m2
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