Pocket Cruiser 16

Based on the 16’ Chugger built in Vancouver by Hamish Davidson in the 1970’s. Capable of protected water coastal cruising. Speeds 5-6 knots with immense range on very little fuel. Powered with a 13 HP Beta diesel. Maximum displacement, 2000 pounds. Designed for cold-molded, sheathed-strip, or foam-cored fiberglass construction. Construction is of moderate difficulty, for the more experienced amateur builder and depending on the choice of building material.

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