DS 16


L.O.A.: 16' 0" (4.87 m)
L.W.L.: 14' 4" (4.36 m)
Beam: 6' 0" (1.82 m)
Draft: 0' 7" (0.18 m)

Displacement: 650 lbs. (295 kg.)
Sail area: 155 sq. ft. (14.40 m²)

Motor: small outboard.
Headroom: 3' 3" (1m)
Berths: 2

Price range: $2,000 to $3,500
                         (with trailer)

    The DS 16 is probably the smallest sailboat with lockable cuddy cabin that you'll find on the market in Central Canada. The cabin has a little over 3 feet (1 metre) of sitting headroom and is supposed to have enough space for a double berth, although it's likely to be extremely cramped for two adults. As is common with many of the smaller cabin cruisers under 20 feet in length, the DS 16 has positive foam flotation. This boat was available with a fixed shoal draft keel or centerboard (swing keel). With a total length of 16 feet (4.88 m) and weight of only 650 pounds (295 kg), it should be possible to trailer the DS 16 with almost any car. It should be noted that was an earlier version of this boat with cuddy cabin (with an open back - not lockable) that was slightly lighter - only 500 pounds.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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