Ideal 18
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Ideal 18

The Ideal 18 is a state-of-the-art keelboat, easily raced or daysailed by one, two or more persons. Appealing to modern sailors, the new design is easy to maintain, simple to rig and sail, trailerable and good-looking. It's also maneuverable and fast. The hull is completely hand-laid, using gelcoat, mat, coremat and roving. Seats, seat backs, cockpit floor and splash-rail are built into the deck mold. By using equipment and sailhandling techniques tested and popularized during the past ten years, Ideal 18 performs well with "no muss, no fuss." All deck fittings, blocks, jib traveller, roller furling unit, and cleats are Harken ball bearing fittings.


LOA: 17.85'
Waterline Length: 14.35'
Maximum Beam: 6.2'
Draft: 3.25'
Displacement: 1240 lbs.
Ballast/Displ. Ratio: 55%
Sail Area: 168 sq. ft.
Mainsail Area: 108 sq. ft.
Jib Area: 60 sq. ft.
Optional Spinnaker: 245 sq. ft.


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