Outboard Skiff 18 by Bateau.com

[OB18] A planing vee-hull designed for semi-protected waters

Length overall18'5.5 m
Beam5' 5"1.65 m
Draft6"0.15 m
Weight408 lbs185 kg
Engine power15 - 50
Hull construction Stich-n-glue
Gallery 6 photos
See also Outboard Skiff 15

URL: http://www.bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=OB18


This is a stretched version of our OB15. There is a slight difference in the sheer line but besides that, she is juts a longer version of the successful OB15. The longer waterline gives her more speed, a little bit more room and make her easier to launch from trailer.

The design is more a composite boat than a stitch and glue one. Such an epoxy/plywood composite boat will be lighter and/or stronger than a similar production boat. Lighter, she will go faster and burn less fuel.

We designed the biggest boat possible using 4 sheets of plywood for the hull. A 15 hp outboard is sufficient to get her out of the hole with one person on board but a 25 hp is the ideal engine. The interior layout is typical of a fishing boat that will also be used for family outings. There is room for an Igloo cooler lashed behind the forward floor and lots of storage. She is unsinkable thanks to the foam under the floor and the motor well.

This boats transom is designed for a standard 15" shaft. The transom can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.

The large scale plans show options such as center console, seats with side console, fish boxes and live bait wells, built-in gas tanks, light options etc.

You can customize her: put the storage boxes and seats where you want them, keep her simple or install every accessories you want.

Outboard Skiff 18

Photo gallery

Outboard Skiff 18 on the trailer
Outboard Skiff 18 on the trailer


View from a bow
View from a bow

OB18 with a tent
OB18 with a tent

OB18 shorten to 16.5 feet
OB18 shorten to 16.5 feet

Flush decks, and raised sole with center console
Flush decks, and raised sole with center console

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Outboard Skiff 15 Outboard Skiff 15 by Bateau.com
[OB15] Outboard Skiff 15 one of our smallest planing vee-hulls. designed for semi-protected waters
15' 3"
4.65 m
5' 5"
1.65 m
- 50

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