The Phoenix 18 is an American catamaran sailing dinghy that was designed by Dick Gibbs and Rod Macalpine-Downie and first built in 1964.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Phoenix 18
Development
DesignerDick Gibbs and Rod Macalpine-Downie
LocationUnited States
Year1964
Builder(s)Gibbs Boat Company
MFG Boat Company
Skene Boats
NamePhoenix 18
Boat
Displacement250 lb (113 kg)
Draft2.25 ft (0.69 m) with centerboards down
Hull
TypeCatamaran
Constructionfiberglass
LOA18.00 ft (5.49 m)
LWL16.00 ft (4.88 m)
Beam7.92 ft (2.41 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typetwin centerboards
Rudder(s)twin transom-mounted rudders
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
Sails
Sailplanfractional rigged sloop
Total sail area235.00 sq ft (21.832 m2)
← Shark 20

The boat is a smaller variant of the Shark 20 and a development of the Thai Mark IV.[1][2]

The boat was named after the mythical bird as it was the first design built by the Gibbs Boat Company after its factory burned down.[1][2]

ProductionEdit

The design was built by the Gibbs Boat Company starting in 1964, as well as the MFG Boat Company in the United States, and Skene Boats in Canada. The design is now out of production.[1][2][7][8][9][10][11][12]

DesignEdit

The Phoenix 18 is a recreational sailboat, built predominantly of fiberglass and wood. It has a fractional sloop rig. The twin hulls both have raked stems, plumb transoms, transom-hung rudders controlled by a tiller and a retractable centerboards. It displaces 250 lb (113 kg).[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 2.25 ft (0.69 m) with a centerboard extended and 4 in (10 cm) with both retracted, allowing operation in shallow water, beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2022). "Phoenix 18 sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Phoenix 18". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  3. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2022). "J.R. (Rod) Macalpine-Downie 1934 - 1986". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  4. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "J.R. (Rod) Macalpine-Downie". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  5. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2022). "Dick Gibbs 1929 - 2009". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  6. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Dick Gibbs". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  7. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Skene Boats Ltd". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  8. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Skene Boats Ltd. 1968 — 1992". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  9. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2022). "MFG Boat Company (USA) 1965 - 1983". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  10. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "MFG Boat Company". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  11. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2022). "Gibbs Boat Co. (USA) 1975". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  12. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Gibbs Boat Co". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.