Regan 18, Gillnetter-style Displacement Cruiser

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOA: 18' 6"
    • LWL: 17’ 4”
    • Beam: 7' 0"
    • Draft: 20"
    • Displacement to DWL: 3500 lbs
    • Power: 20-30 HP diesel
    • Construction: Sheathed-strip wood construction
    • General Comments:  A small full-displacement workboat or mini-cruiser. The Regan 18 is the latest custom version of the Northcoast double-ended 18, with a new radiused transom and inboard diesel. 
  • About the Plans

    • Construction Method and Materials:

      5/8” Red Cedar strip planking over plywood bulkheads. Outside sheathed with Vectra, Xynole, or Dynel cloth in epoxy. Interior joinery all fillet and taped to hull. Plywood decks and house. Laminated Fir keel, stem, and sternpost.
    • Number and Type of Drawings:

      6 sheets. Lines and offsets, general construction, profile and arrangement, construction sections, 2 sheets full size bulkheads and stem patterns.
    • Base Price:

      $450.00 CAD

Design Comments

The Regan 18 is the latest custom version of the Northcoast double-ended 18, with a new radiused transom and inboard diesel.

The 18’ double-ender development sketch led to three similar designs. These boats--the Northcoast 18 Double-ender, Fidler 19 with transom, and Regan 18 with transom--are all based on commercial fishing boats built in BC from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. They shared similar styling and arrangements but were also very different depending on builder, location, and use.

The Northcoast 18 is the double-ender of the group. This form is probably the most complex of the three to build, despite having no transom. This is due to the planking bends required to form the stern. Power options include an inboard diesel or an outboard in a well. Due to the stern post there is no ability of the outboard to kick up, but its leg is well protected by the full keel.

The Fidler 19 is a gillnetter adaptation, this time with a small transom to make strip-planking easier. Displacement is moderate to allow a heavy cruising load and the addition of inside ballast to adjust comfort in a sea. Any of these boats could also add a tiny steadying-sail to damp rolling in a cross sea. Power is an outboard in a well.

The Regan 18 is the latest custom version of the 18, with a new radiused transom and inboard diesel.

Plans are currently available for the Northcoast 18 Double-ender, the Regan 18 , and the Fidler 19.

Tad Roberts