Classic 19 by

[C19] An offshore capable sportfishing outboard boat

Length overall19' 2"5.85 m
Beam8'2.44 m
Draft8"0.2 m
Weight1058 lbs480 kg
Displacement1675 lbs760 kg
Engine power90 - 150
Hull construction Stich-n-glue
See also Classic 17Open Classic 17Outboard Skiff 19Classic 19 ExpressPilot 19Classic 21Nina 22



The C19 is a true offshore boat with just the right hull shape for fishing or family outings. The proven hull shape with a typical 12 degrees moderate vee is similar to the boats that Jacques Mertens designed for Pursuit like the Denali hull: sufficient deadrise to run smoothly in bad weather but moderate enough to provide good stability at slow speed without the wild roll typical of deeper vee hulls.

The generous freeboard and the classic sheer are also tried and true features contributing to seaworthiness. This boat will negotiate both head and following seas with ease.

The self bailing cockpit depth minimum 26" with 12" wide gunwales, is another important element of safety. Thanks to the freeboard and transom design, she can be rated to a max. capacity of eight persons (USCG) and we recommend engines in the 70- to 115 HP range. While stronger than the typical production fiberglass boat of that size, she is also lighter and does not require as much HP (or fuel) to cruise at the same speed: a 50 HP will get her on plane.

With 4 persons and gear, rigged with a 70 HP, she will do 30 mph and up to 36 with a 115 HP. Those are very conservative figures and with some tinkering and attention to weight, she will go much faster. The 60 gallons of fuel will give her the range required for long offshore runs. This boats transom is designed for a standard 20" shaft. The transom can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.

There are many options to consider but the first one should be positive and upright buoyancy (unsinkable boat).

This can easily be easily achieved with our marine flotation foam. For production boats in that size, the USCG requires upright floatation.

The basic center console layout is ideal for the fisherman. A cooler under the swing back seat, baitwell in the forward part of the console of better, in one the stern lockers, fish box and storage under the casting deck, rod holders under the gunwales.

The plans include 3 different center console plans to choose from.

For family outings, we may want more seating. Some of our pictures show optional quarter seats but a fixed or removable bench can also be installed all across the boat, in front of the motor well. An outboard bracket can be used to free even more space for storage in the stern. Some details can be changed or added. Standard bow pulpits, T-tops or bimini tops, windshields are easy to fit.

Classic 19

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Classic 17 Classic 17 by
[C17] A small but practical outboard boat with cuddy cabin
17' 2"
5.24 m
2.13 m
- 50
Open Classic 17 Open Classic 17 by
[OC17] Open version of Classic 17
17' 2"
5.24 m
2.14 m
- 50
Outboard Skiff 19 Outboard Skiff 19 by
[OB19] A economical and able 19' vee-hull outboard boat available with a center or dual console
5.8 m
7' 4"
2.24 m
- 70 - 90
Classic 19 Express Classic 19 Express by
[CX19] A cabin version of C19
19' 2"
5.85 m
2.44 m
- 90 - 150
Pilot 19 Pilot 19 by
[P19] The vee hull version of HM19
19' 2"
5.85 m
7' 8"
2.34 m
- 90 - 125
Classic 21 Classic 21 by
[C21] An offshore capable sportfishing outboard boat
6.41 m
8' 6"
2.59 m
- 90 - 125
Nina 22 Nina 22 by
[LB22] A small traditional lobster boat that can be used as a fishing launch or picnic boat
21' 9"
6.63 m
6' 11"
2.11 m
- 30 - 50

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