The SKUD18 is very versatile and can be handled by a variety of crew configurations. The helmsman can transfer manually and be steering with tillers, or be in a fixed seat on the centreline using a manual joystick, push/pull rods, or a servo assist joystick with full control of all functions.
The forward crew can either be on the centreline, transferring manually, or using a swinging seat. Or both crew could be mobile - even riding trapeze.
An innovative array of equipment combinations will enable a variety of sailing configurations, so that the SKUD18 can be sailed as either a sedate training boat, or as an exhilarating, high-performance yet stable skiff for either one or two sailors.
As its name says, the SKUD18 is of Universal Design and can be sailed by all levels of physical ability.
Length: 5.8 m.
Beam: 2.3 m
Draft: 1.7 m
Main: 10.64m2 (Reefed to 8.3m2)
Jib: 4.78 m2
Spinnaker: 20.78 m2
Sail Plan: Sloop rig with high roach. Auto de-powering, fully battened mainsail.
Self-tacking, reefable jib. Tube launched asymmetric spinnaker on carbon fibre pole.
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