18' Double-ender

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOA: 18' 6"
    • LWL: 17’ 4”
    • Beam: 7' 0"
    • Draft: 20"
    • Displacement to DWL: 3500 lbs
    • Power: 20-30 HP diesel
    • General Comments: This 18’ double-ender development sketch led to three similar designs. The three designs--the Northcoast Double-ender 18, Fidler 19 with transom, and Regan 18 with transom--are all based on commercial fishing boats built in BC from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. These boats shared similar styling and arrangements but were also very different depending on builder, location, and use.  
  • About the Plans

    • No DE18 plans are available.

      The DE 18 is shown as a development sketch for interest in the history of the design concept and its customization in the Northcoast 18 Double-ender, the Fidler 19, and the Regan 18.
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    • Base Price:

      $.00 CAD

Design Comments

The 18’ double-ender development sketch led to three similar designs, the Northcoast Double-ender 18, the Fidler 19, and Regan 18, based on commercial fishing boats built in BC from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. These working boats shared similar styling and arrangements but were also very different depending on builder, location, and use.

The Northcoast Double-ender 18 is the double-ender of the group. This form is probably the most complex of the three to build, despite having no transom. This is due to the planking bends required to form the stern. Power options include an inboard diesel or an outboard in a well. Due to the stern post there is no ability of the outboard to kick up, but its leg is well protected by the full keel.

The Fidler 19 is a gillnetter adaptation, this time with a small transom to make strip-planking easier. Displacement is moderate to allow a heavy cruising load and the addition of inside ballast to adjust comfort in a sea. Any of these boats could also add a tiny steadying-sail to damp rolling in a cross sea. Power is an outboard in a well.

The Regan 18 is the latest custom development of the Northcoast double-ended 18, with a new radiused transom and inboard diesel.

Tad Roberts