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The Boat Yard, Treeve Lane
Hayle, TR27 5BN
United Kingdom

01736757632

Treeve Boats is a traditional working boatyard based in Hayle, Cornwall.

RS18 Sailboat

rs18 Sailboat

This vessel is available in two main versions, a Gaff rig cutter - essentially an open sailboat - and the 'Weekender' which has a cabin.

GAFF RIG CUTTER

The RS18 Red Sailboat can further be supplied in either bilge keel or balanced keel versions (by balanced keel we mean traditional deep straight keel with internal ballast). Sail plans include  lug rig single or two masted; gaff sloop; gaff cutter Bermudan.

These rigs are supplied with Oregon Pine masts and spars traditionally oiled with white caps (the traditional Cornish way of painting the top foot of the mast white). Running rigging is in look-alike hemp which is in fact terylene; the blocks are timber; the mast bands eyes shackles etc are in galvanised steel; the standing rigging is in either galvanised or stainless steel to individual preference.

The sails are supplied either in 8oz or 10oz tan commercial grade terylene with bound and stitched ends and reefing points. Sails are supplied in a heavy duty terylene sail bag. There is a large clear open area of the full deck - which can be fibre glass water tight; self draining or traditional loose board or laid deck - enabling the sailor and crew, whatever their experience, a lot of room for sailing operations.

The high bulwarks, a minimum or 2'6" amidships, make the new RS18 especially suitable for young families, giving that additional safety that deep sided bulwarks affords. The standing rigging is carried clear of the deck and bulwarks onto chain plates outboard port and starboard.

With its hull based on the rugged and Denis Swire designed and well proven DS18 this craft is built for the romantic and provided everything from hard sailing to leisure cruising depending on your mood. There is plenty of room on board for family and friends to join in and enjoy traditional Gaff Rig sailing at its best.

WEEKENDER

The masts may be stepped either through the deck to step on the hog in the traditional way or in the weekend layout on a tabernacle mounted above the deck. Steering by a traditional timber transom hung rudder. The weekender layout has a short cabin top forward of the cockpit, and will take two berths forward one each side and a small cooker on a locker port aft by the bulk head with a sink unit with water carried in a plastic container underneath.

A head may also be installed under a seat to starboard. the head room in the forward cabin is 5'6". The bunks are 6'6" in length and the cabin is entered via steps and a sliding hatch over double cabin doors If an internal diesel engine is fitted, additional ballast will be obtained by a tank which is filled with sea water and discharged by valves on launching and recovering the vessel  by trailer on the trailing version.

RS18 SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

Overall length: 5.52m (18'3")
Waterline length: 5.06m (16'9")
Beam: 2.13m (7')
Draught: 0.65m (26")
Transom: 0.98m (6'2")
Deck area: 75m2 (800sq ft)
Hold capacity: 3.2m3 (112 cu ft)
Displacement: 2 tonnes
Speed: 6.5 - 78.5 knots

CONSTRUCTION (HAND LAY-UP)

(Hull Lay Up)
10oz Laminate made up as follows:-
1 gel coat, pigmented throughout or clear below waterline as preferred
2 x 1oz CSM and 4 x 2oz CSM
Transform reinforced: Lay-up 2 x 2oz CSM
Sheerline reinforced: Lay-up 2 x 2oz CSM
Keel joint reinforced 1 x 1oz CSM and 5 x 2oz CSM
Transverse frames and longitudinals 75x50mm (3x2") polyurethane expanded foam encapsulated by 3 layers x 2oz CSM, staggered
Timber inserts on sheerline
Beam shelf as above according to customers own requirements

FLOORBOARDS

20mm 93/4") Marine ply or 32mm (1 1/4") loose pine boards to customers preference

ENGINE BEDS

Hardwood 1 1/2 x engine length set up in longitudinal foam stringers
Fore and aft encapsulated in 8oz GRP

ENGINE/ENGINE BOX

22hp recommended. Engine box in moulded GRP soundproofed as necessary

MAST, GAFF AND BOOM

Naturally seasoned grade 'A' pine

SAILS

Commercial grade heavy duty tan colour terylene
Mainsail: 12.5m2 (134sq ft) 
Jib: (3.5m2) 38 sq ft
Staysail: (3.4m2) 36 sq ft

RIGGING

BS standard 1/2 wire

RUDDER

20mm (3/4") ply blade and cheeks or hardwood option

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US.

 

ALL MEASUREMENTS, SIZES AND WEIGHTS ARE APPROXIMATE. ALL PLY IS MARINE PLY. HULL LAMINATE AND FRAMING TO SFIA AND LLOYDS SPECIFICATIONS (OR BETTER) WITH RESPECT TO MATERIALS AND FRAME SPACING USED. ALL PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. TREEVE BOATS IS COMMITTED TO A PROCESS OF CONTINUOUS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND THE SBOVE SPECIFICATION MAY BE MODIFIED AND DOES NOT FORM PART OF ANY CONTRACT. THE ACTUAL VESSEL, FINISH AND FITMENTS WILL BE AS AGREED WITH THE CUSTOMER AT TIME OF ORDER. E&OE.