American 18 Daysailer
The American 18 Daysailer is an outgrowth of out popular 14.6 Daysailer offering many of the same great features plus more space and storage. Designed as a result of the need for a large open daysailer which can handle the larger waters, the American 18 fulfills this need and provides space for the whole family with it's large open cockpit. The seven foot wide beam and flat bottom planing full design create a stable boat that is very difficult to capsize yet fast and fun. There is no need to hike out in an uncomfortable position, the American 18 sails with minimal heel and is easy to control, even when sailing alone. You sit deep in the boat with a high backrest and lots of leg room and the 150 square feet of Dacron sail provide for a quick and enjoyable day in a light breeze or stiff wind. The boat has more than ample storage space with compartments under the seats and large bow compartment. The American 18 also offers a self-bailing cockpit ideal for those who wish to moor the boat behind their lake-house.
For the mast system high quality Dwyer anodized masts and booms are used along with stainless steel rigging. Foam floatation logs are also run along the inside of the mast extrusion for added safety. Best of all is the tabernacle mast step allowing one person to step the mast. For hardware you will find Harken blocks and cleats used wherever possible, providing durable quality operation in fresh or salt water sailing. There is no wood on the boat to maintain and all the hardware is backed with aluminum plates and installed using stainless steel fasteners.
Standard Features:
Hand laid fiberglass construction
Positive foam floatation
Self Bailing cockpit
Above-head boom
Tabernacle mast system for easy stepping
2 cooler or fuel tank storage areas
3 storage compartments
Heavy duty rubrail with insert
Kickup rudder
Kickup centerboard
Adjustable jib tracks
Stainless rigging w/anodized mast and boom

Length (LOA) 17' 9" Length (LWL) 16' 6"
Beam 7' Hull Weight 570 lbs
Cockpit Depth 20" Sail Area 150 sq ft
Draft Board Down 4' 2" Draft Board Up 8"
Person Capacity 6 People Max Weight Capacity 1200 lbs
Recommended HP 4 HP Maximum HP 8 HP
Mast Height 22' 6"    
Dickerson's Marine • 95 Factory Avenue, PO Box 37, Mattituck, NY 11952 • 631-298-4040
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