18’ Dinghy being built

There are a lot of new projects at the moment. Last week I received an email from Mario. He has built an 18’ Dinghy and been on sea trail. It is a really nice boat Mario has built.

18' Dinghy pictures

Mario wrote that the boat run 21 mph with his 30 hp outboard.

18' Dinghy pictures

Also he praises the stability of the boat and I think the next picture talks for it self.

18' Dinghy pictures

Read below what Mario wrote:


I enjoyed building the Dinghy 18, it’s a nice design with clear instructions. It took about 2 months to build, mostly evenings and weekends.

I’ve attached a few pictures of the boat after the first sea trial. I’m surprised by how stable it is, and very pleased with the handling. I can take sharp turns at nearly full speed and the boat touches the rail to the water and carves a tight arc. I am using a 30hp Honda and getting 21 mph, but the engine is new and I haven’t changed the prop.


Mario Korf
Redwood City, CA, USA

18' Dinghy pictures

Read more about the 18’ Dinghy and buy the boat plans here:

Boat plans for the 18′ Dinghy

Happy boat building,

Morten Olesen, Naval Architect

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