A classic micro yacht

Micro Boat Design

18' 9" 19' 9" 16' 9" 0' 6"/3' 7" 27' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 30%

Herb Stewart International Marine 1976-present 135 sq. ft. portable 2 gal.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

18' 9" 19' 9" 16' 9" 0' 6"/3' 7" 27' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 30%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Herb Stewart International Marine 1976-present 135 sq. ft. portable 2 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 1,800 lbs.

The history of this boat, like her little sister the WWP 15, goes way back. An earlier version, the HMS 18, was introduced in 1970. That version had slightly different dimensions (shorter, beamier, deeper draft, more ballast) and sold for $2,600 in 1973. Thirty five years later, the 2008 version had a number of modern improvements and sold for $15,245 including sails, trailer, and other extras. Best features: The WWP 19 shares many of the positive features listed for the WWP 15 (page 64), including the ability to sail in adverse conditions (up to a point). Her longer

LOD, higher headroom, and two feet of extra beam relieve some (but perhaps not all) of the claustrophobic feeling of the WWP 15 (and of some of her comps; only the even beamier Pierce Arrow, a boat with less headroom, is more commodious). Worst features: The WWP 19's high, slab-sided hull—which of course give her a lot more than her share of cabin space—detract from her looks. And we wonder what the damage would be to her keel trunk if her vertically sliding keel collided with a rock ledge at five or six knots.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Maxi-Peep 19

19' 2"

6' 4"

0' 9"

975

300

26.8

72

NA

5.7

6.9

228

4

3' 3"

Pierce Arrow 18

17' 6"

8' 0"

0' 9"

1,100

400

27.8

106

NA

5.5

6.1

283

2

3' 10"

Hermann 19

18' 8"

6' 5"

0' 9"

1,200

200

24.2

92

312

5.7

8.5

184

2

3' 6"

West Wight Potter 19

18' 9"

7' 6"

0' 6"

1,225

370

18.9

116

NA

5.5

7.4

230

4

4' 7"

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