Abaco 23 Boat Plans (AB23)
$225.00 – $250.00
The Abaco 23 is a classic, smooth-riding hull. 17 degrees deadrise at the transom, variable deadrise. The hull shape and styling are inspired by the rugged Bahamian outboard boats from the Abacos, therefore the name. The legendary smoothness of those boats in heavy seas is mostly due to their hull shape. Most of today’s small and fast planing hulls have parallel buttocks or, in other words, a constant deadrise from about the middle to the stern. The Abaco 23 has a hull closer to large deep-sea fishing planing boats or classic hulls. The Abaco 23 has a variable deadrise with a sharp forefoot to achieve high-speed rough water comfort. The slight warp of the bottom has another advantage; it induces planing at moderate speed. The transition between displacement and planing speed is much smoother than in a constant deadrise hull. The price to pay for those qualities is a small penalty in top speed. The hull has a classic chine step that acts as a spray rail.
Boat plans available in digital and print formats.
LOA: 23' 7.02 m Max. Beam: 8' 2,45 m Hull draft (light/max.): 14" /16.5" 0.35/ 0.42 m Displacement (light/max.): 3,800/ 5000 lbs 1720/2265 liters PPI at DWL: 560 lbs/in 100 kg/cm Fuel: 110 gallons 450 liters Max. HP 300 HP 225 Kw