Coastal Commuter 43


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Coastal Commuter 43

L.O.A.                         43’

L.W.L.                         42’

BEAM                         10’ 6” (over the rails)

DRAFT                        1’ 4”

DISPLACEMENT      13,500 lbs. (approx.)

TYPE                           Single-chine cold-molded plywood powerboat; twin-screw outboard cruising yacht. This vessel is moderately offshore capable, with trips to Cuba, the Bahamas and beyond practical during settled weather.

CONSTRUCTION     Cold-molded marine plywood/epoxy, covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole-polyester cloth. The hull is built around longitudinals spanning 5/8” ply bulkheads, greatly simplifying lofting and construction. Bottom: double-diagonal layers of 5/8” plywood; sides: single layer of 3/4” plywood; decks: ½” plywood over foam-core/ply sandwich; coachroof & hardtop: foam-core/ply sandwich; 5/8” plywood web frames. Cockpit and lockers are self-draining.

PLANS                        Full construction plans include The New Cold-molded Boatbuilding Book, construction notes and construction details and an illustrated construction manual (from the original Commuter 36).

CAPACITIES               Fuel: 300 gal (custom plastic tanks P & S). Water: 175 gal (centerline integral tank). Cruising speed is 15 to 30 knots. Top speed is unknown.

POWER                        Twin 4-stroke 150 to 200 hp outboards

 DESIGNER                  Reuel B. Parker, 2017/2018

 NOTE                          This boat is intended to be fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly as well as powerful and fast. The hull displacement distribution is based on engine weight and power limited to the specs shown above. These factors, along with the power described, should not be exceeded for this hull form. Slow down running into large chop, and avoid large beam seas.


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