The drawing board of Sam Devlin has created another winner. The Pelicano Shrimper is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to maximize practicality in an 18' 4" package. The design has a small cabin forward, with enough space for a v-berth for the occasional overnight. The design has ample dry storage below.
The Pelicano Hull is a very fast planing design, with a rugged purpleheart keel capped with a stainless rubrail to avoid damage if you want to poke ashore. That keel also accounts for her comfortable ride, because it helps to cut the water, thus minimizing pounding.
The kit is assembled inverted over a computer-cut construction frame that indexes the bulkheads at the proper spacing, paralllel, axially-aligned and level. The hull panels are joined end-to-end with our engineered puzzle splices, avoiding the need for fiddly and difficult-to-align scarphing. From this sturdy foundation, you can be sure that you can build an accurate boat.
West Satsop Boatworks