1091 – SKUD 18.3, complete boat ready to sail.


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Product Description

The SKUD 18 is a high performance lead-assisted skiff with a tube-launched, asymmetrical gennaker and a modern stayed rig. Active able-bodied and disabled sailors alike have enjoyed the two-person version since 2006. The exciting three-person development of the SKUD 18 is also now available.

The SKUD 18 platform can be sailed by two and three-person crews. In its open configuration, the crew are seated on the gunwale.? ?If one crew uses a centre-line seat then the other crew can use the trapeze. A wide range of additional equipment can also be added after control points to permit a sailor to compensate for any functional disability and enable the crew to maximise their collective potential.


  • Affordable high performance sports boat
  • Configured for two or three-person use by simply changing the bulb
  • Lightweight construction ? 315 kg fully rigged including seating and accessories
  • Unsinkable if holed or swamped
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Twin canted rudders ? controllable even at high angles of heel
  • Sailors with a limited mobility can compete on equal terms with able-bodied sailors
  • Accessories include cockpit consoles, fixed and canting seats, push-pull and joystick helm systems, servo-electric helm and a variety of sheet and halyard winches
  • Three SKUD 18s fit in a 20? container
  • Second generation improvements include new GRP rudders, convenient keel bulb removal, extra secure keel lock-down, a strengthened gunwale and stronger composite mast
  • ?Open National, Continental and International Championships are conducted by the Class Association.

SKUD 18 Specifications
LOA: 5.8m
LWL: 5.5m
Beam: 2.2m
Draft: 1.75m
Hull – 170kg
3P Keel – 75kg
3P – 315kg (plus crew weight)
Mast: Carbon / GRP 6.83m above deck
Sail Plan:
Sloop rig with high roach. Auto de-powering, fully battened mainsail.
Self-tacking jib. Tube launched asymmetric gennaker on carbon fibre pole
Seating: Wide gunwales or optional fixed and canting seats
Steering: Tiller steering standard. Optional manual joystick, push/pull lever or servo assist from aft seat

Brochure SKUD 18
Gennaker Colours
Owners Manual – SKUD 18
SKUD 18 Class Rules


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Andrew (Ventilated Quad) – Liberty
Herb 2004 IFDS Single Person Worlds (Blairgowrie Melbourne)
2012 Hansa Worlds Single Person Classes (Middle Harbour Sydney)
Time of your Life – An interview with Chris Mitchell

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