The Candlefish 18 is largest boat in the Candlefish lineup. Her hallmark is simplicity and utility, with a dash of performance from the incorporation of the Pelicano 18 hull. This a hull that works very well as the foundation of a number of Devlin designs. In this application it combines the flexibility of an open boat with the seaworthiness of a relatively tall hull. Sam has worked in large and flexible seating over the top of a huge amount of dry storage with even more storage in the bow. There is plenty of room for reserve buoyancy that, even in an unsinkable design, adds the peace of mind that comes from knowing the boat will float, level and stable, even when full of water. If the smaller Candlefish boats are waterborne pickup trucks, the Candlefish 18 is the moving van.
For the story behind the Candlefish 18, read Sam’s design notes.
The Candlefish 18 is available in study and full construction plans.
Candlefish 18 Specifications
|Length||18 ft. – 5 in.|
|Beam||7 ft. – 5.375 in.|
|Draft||10 5/8 in.|
|Power||Outboard 40hp – 70hp|
|Hull Dry Weight||1325 lbs.|