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Ideal 18

Ideal 18 Specifications and Pricing

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Key Specifications

Length Overall (LOA) 17.85' Ballast/Displ. Ratio 55%
Waterline Length 14.35' Sail Area 168 sq. ft.
Maximum Beam 6.2' Mainsail Area 108 sq. ft.
Draft 3.25' Jib Area 60 sq. ft.
Displacement 1240 lbs. Optional Spinnaker 245 sq. ft.

Ideal18 Line Drawing
Ideal 18 Youth Sailors
Ideal 18 in Taiwan
Ideal 18 Race Start
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Shumway Marine is the builder of Ideal 18's. Production of the Ideal 18 includes an exclusive keel encapsulation process, guaranteeing exact duplication from keel to keel. Please feel free to download the Owner's Manual, Rigging, and Tuning Guide (pdf format).

General Construction

Hull One-piece assembly of hand-laid fiberglass with cor-mat coring for extra strength and impact resistance. Built-in flotation.

Hull Reinforcement Special grid bonds hull, deck, cockpit, mast step, and chainplates into a super-strong unit.

Deck Deck and cockpit are a single unit. Molded splashrail. Non-skid side decks and foredeck. Open cuddy for storage of spinnaker, seabags, and optional 2 hp outboard.

Cockpit 8' long molded seats with angled backs. Non-skid sole drains into twin bilge sumps with Elvstrom-style bailers. Open transom acts as a swim platform. Central barney post anchors mainsheet block.

Keel An epoxy-encapsulated lead casting weighing 700 lbs. Keel is attached with three 1/2" stainless steel keelbolts.

Rudder Elliptically shaped and inboard hung; balanced and light. Wood tiller, aluminum tiller extension are standard.

Rigging Mast and boom are aircraft-grade aluminum. Mast is stepped on the keel and hinged for trailering or storing. Fractional rig with swept spreaders, fixed headstay, upper and lower shrouds. Boom vang, outhaul, reefing system, and cunningham are standard. No backstay.

Sails Class-legal main and 95% jib with sailbag are optional. Main is fully-battened, complete with cunningham, reef points, class insignia, and numbers. Jib is self-tacking and roller furling, with leechline and five-position adjustable clewboard. 245 sq. ft. class spinnaker with aluminum pole is optional.

Hardware Harken equipped. Deck and cockpit fittings mounted with stainless steel hardware. Running rigging is Dacron and Spectra, cut to length and fitted for each application.

Trailer Optional custom trailer is available; suitable for ramp or hoist launching. Towing weight is only 1,900 lbs., easily towed by most family vehichles.

Pricing - based on standard canvas colors of blue, white, or red.
(Special order colors quoted on request).
List prices, US $
Base Boat Includes all standing gear, running gear, spinnaker gear, main sail cover, jib sock, lifting bridle, and import duty. $27,900
Spinnaker Package Triradial spinnaker, pole, Spectra sheets, topping lift, foreguy, Harken turning blocks, launching bag included
Trailer Ramp launchable $3,250
Sails   tba
Tiller Cover Acrylic canvas tba
Engine Bracket Factory installed, fiberglass with gelcoat tba
Mast Bag Completely covers rig for easier trailering tba

Shumway Marine
40 Marina Drive • Rochester, NY 14617 • 585.342.3030 or 800.433.2518
www.shumwaymarine.com • email: info@shumwaymarine.com