Commuter 40 — Maxi-Trailerable

L.O.A.                       40’ 1 ½”

L.W.L.                      39’ 3”

BEAM                      10’ 0” over the rails

DRAFT                     2’ 4”

DISPLACEMENT      9,000 lbs, approx

TYPE                        Single-chine plywood power cruiser; inboard diesel. The vessel is intended for semi-protected waters, coastal waters, with trips to Cuba and the Bahamas practical during settled weather. The vessel is light, narrow and easily-driven, making her both fast and fuel-efficient.

POWER                     Shown with Yanmar 4JH3-DTE Turbo Diesel (86 hp cont.) / Yanmar 4JH110

CONSTRUCTION      Cold-molded marine plywood/epoxy, covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole-polyester cloth. The hull is built around longitudinals spanning ½” ply bulkheads, greatly simplifying lofting and construction. Bottom: double-diagonal 5/8”; sides: one layer 5/8”; decks: foam-core/ply sandwich; twin 3/8” ply web frames fore & aft. Cockpit and lockers are self-draining.

PLANS                     Full construction plans include The Sharpie Book, Construction Notes and Construction Details, plus an illustrated Construction Manual. 

CAPACITIES            Fuel: 200 gal. (aluminum tanks, p&s). Water: 150 gal. (p&s in integral                                                   tanks). Holding: (two) 35 gal. black water.

DESIGNER               Reuel B. Parker

NOTE                       This boat is intended to be extremely fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. The hull displacement distribution is based on engine weight and power limited to 120 hp located centrally under the pilothouse.