IDEAL 18 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of IDEAL 18. Built by Ontario Yachts and designed by Bruce Kirby, the boat was first built in 1989. It has a hull type of Fin w/spade rudder and LOA is 5.44. Its sail area/displacement ratio 23.33. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by undefined, runs on undefined.

IDEAL 18 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about IDEAL 18 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:5.44 m / 17.85 ft
Rigging Type:Fractional Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/spade rudder
S.A. (reported):15.61 m2 / 168.02 ft2
Draft (max):0.99 m / 3.25 ft
Displacement:562 kg / 1239.00 lbs
Ballast:318 kg / 701.07 lbs
Ballast Type:Lead
# Built:325
Designers:Bruce Kirby
LWL:4.37 m / 14.34 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:10.94
Capsize Screening Formula:2.31

Rig And Sail Specs

I:5.79 m / 19.00 ft
S.A. Fore:7.16 m / 23.49 ft
E:2.82 m / 9.25 ft
S.A. Fore:6.18 m2 / 66.52 ft2
S.A. Main:10.1 m2 / 108.72 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)16.28 m2 / 175.24 ft2


Builders:Ontario Yachts
Designers:Bruce Kirby


Who designed the IDEAL 18?

IDEAL 18 was designed by Bruce Kirby.

Who builds IDEAL 18?

IDEAL 18 is built by Ontario Yachts.

When was IDEAL 18 first built?

IDEAL 18 was first built in 1989.

How long is IDEAL 18?

IDEAL 18 is 4.37 m in length.

What is mast height on IDEAL 18?

IDEAL 18 has a mast height of 7.16 m.

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