Buccaneer 18 Class Association

 
 
 

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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 100

About Buccaneer 18 Class Association

Celebrating its 50th year, the Buccaneer’s designer was speed genius Rod MacAlpine Downie and originally commissioned by the Chrysler Marine division. The Buccaneer 18 is a wide-beamed and powerful sit-in dinghy. With a roomy cockpit and easily handled controls, the double-handed “Bucc” is manageable by one and can accommodate as many as three people. She is fast and planes in 8-10 knots. Well-balanced, self-righting, and self-bailing, the Bucc is embraced by a lively class that spans from Alaska and Toronto to South Carolina and Arizona

Design

Boats Produced: 5000+


Class boat builder(s):

Nickels/Windrider
https://www.windrider.com/collections/windrider-sailboat/products/buccaneer-18


Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 4000


Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Southeast
Rocky Mountain
Midwest
Mid Atlantic
Wisconsin
Arizona
Northeast
Alaska
Canada


Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes



Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  300-400


Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  .87

Boat Designed in 1966



Beam: 6″


Weight of rigged boat without sails: 500


Draft: 8 inches – 3’ 10” with centerboard down


Mast Height: 23’4”