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Buccaneer 18

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The Buccaneer 18, also called the Buccaneer dinghy and the Gloucester 18, is an American planing sailing dinghy that was designed in 1966 by Rod Macalpine-Downie and Dick Gibbs as a one-design racer and day sailer. The prototype was first shown in 1967 at Yachting's "One of a Kind" Regatta, in which it placed second.[1][2][3][4][5]

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Development
DesignerRod Macalpine-Downie and Dick Gibbs
LocationUnited States
Year1966
No. built5,000
Builder(s)Chrysler Corporation
Texas Marine Industries
Wellcraft Marine Corporation
Gloucester Yachts
Cardinal Yachts
Nickels Boatworks
WindRider LLC
RoleOne-design racer
NameBuccaneer 18
Boat
Displacement500 lb (227 kg)
Draft3.83 ft (1.17 m) with centerboard down
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA18.00 ft (5.49 m)
LWL16.67 ft (5.08 m)
Beam6.00 ft (1.83 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecenterboard
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
Sails
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area114 sq ft (10.6 m2)
Jib/genoa area61 sq ft (5.7 m2)
Spinnaker area178 sq ft (16.5 m2)
Total sail area175 sq ft (16.3 m2)
Racing
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