The heart of a workboat in a modern, fast planing hull.
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.
The basic kit is enough to build the bare hull, ready for rollover
The price of a Pelicano Shrimper kit is $5395. It includes 15 sheets of BS1088 marine ply, the construction jig, plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 14" pallet weighing 1110#.
This kit does not include dimensional lumber or plywood for soles or cabin tops, as those are best fit on-site.
|| 18ft 4in
||12.25in (at full displacement)
|Dry weight w/ engine & battery:
|Weight at load waterline:
|| 2,130 lbs
|Trailering weight with trailer: