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i550 sport boat

The i550 is a very popular 18 foot stitch and glue design. Simple construction and avid builder blogs and websites add a sense of community and support for the builder. It is sloop rigged with an asymetric spinnaker and the powerful sailplan is modern and controllable.

The Gougeon Brothers (West System Epoxies) liked the design so much they built one for themselves and made a speed build video of “Hot Canary” in their shop. There are about 500 plan sets in 40 countries and 6 continents.

For more information: i550sportboat.com, i550watershed@yahoo.com, i550class.org, i550na.org.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Chris Beckwith
Year of Design: 
2007
LOA: 
18
Beam: 
8
Draft: 
4'8"
Displacement: 
800
Materials: 
Wood
Fiberglass
Propulsion: 
sail
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate
Available as: 
Kit & Complete Plans
Cost: 
$100 to $2500
Contact Information: 

Tim Reiter
Watershed Sailboats
277 Pines Drive
Pagosa Springs, CO
81147
970-507-0428