Considered to be a "maxi-trailerable", the Precision 23 far outstrips many boats in terms of truly usable space, both on deck and below. Special emphasis has gone into giving the P-23 her particular bright and uncluttered interior. The bulkheads are intentionally trimmed back to avoid subdividing the visual space. Of special note, the typical intrusive mast compression support post has been eliminated by clever use of a rugged overhead support beam fiberglassed to the deck. The especially large companionway, multiple cabin ports, and forward hatch contribute to the feeling of light & open space. The double berth forward is generous and there is full sized berths aft which will accommodate 3 more.
The portable head has a dedicated space forward and the fixed galley is aft where it is convenient to both cabin and cockpit.
The Precision 23 hull represents a very careful refinement of the basic form that has proven so successful in all of our well known trailerable cruisers. Lively performance, reliable handling, and high stability are all the hallmarks of these designs. They feature a sharp waterline entry, substantial topside flare forward and powerful quarters taper to a shapely transom. This precise combination of features avoids the trim and handling problems that less well-balanced hulls suffer when heeled. This design provides a reassuring margin of both reserve buoyancy forward and ensures more knockdown stability.
For trailerable boats, winged keels and water ballast are more of an inexpensive expedient than a sensible design. The well proven internally ballasted shoal draft fixed keel with fiberglass centerboard used in the Precision 23 is the most practical solution for combining upwind efficiency and stability. This design allows the dense internal lead ballast to be placed as low as possible for increased stability. And the fiberglass centerboard is easily raised/lowered by a simple Dacron line. The centerboard provides lift for great pointing ability yet is easily raised up for increased off-wind sailing.
The P-23 features a simple fractional rig mast that is easily put up and with her short spreaders & inboard chainplates, upwind performance is impressive.
A generous cockpit 7' 3" long with coamings high enough to keep your crew secure and the low sleekly styled cabin house provides excellent visibility forward. The cockpit seats are angled for maximum comfort both heeled and at anchor, the result of careful ergonomic design development. A ventilated fuel storage area and large cockpit sail locker round out the roomy cockpit.
The Precision 23 is a well thought out, meticulously detailed and carefully constructed trailerable cruiser whose interior & lively performance will give you and your family one of the best sailing boats available in this size range.
Draft: 5 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
LOA - 23' 5"
LWL - 20' 0"
BEAM - 8' 6"
DRAFT, Board up - 1' 11"
DRAFT, Board down - 5' 4"
Displacement - 2,450 lbs.
Ballast - 850 lbs. (Internal fixed lead)
Sail area - 248 sq. ft.
Mast height above DWL - 35' 4"
Hull and Deck
ISO/NPT gel coat finish
Hand laminated fiberglass construction
Molded in contrasting non-skid surface
Shoal draft keel with fiberglass centerboard
Internal fixed lead ballast
Recessed anchor locker on deck
Molded toe rails w/drains
Aluminum frame opening forward hatch4-6" mooring cleats
Stainless steel bow pulpit
Stainless steel stern rail, stanchions & lifelines
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Stainless steel bow eye
Accent waterline & sheer stripes
6 Aluminum Opening ports
Ventilated fuel tank locker
Laminated ash and mahogany tiller
Stainless steel adjustable motor mount
Welded aluminum rudder head
Fiberglass kick-up rudder
Molded 'structural grid' hull liner
Deluxe fabric covered cushions
Berths for 4 adults
Backrest cushions w/shelves
Shelves over v-berths
Molded storage lockers under berths
Head area located forward of bulkhead
12-volt electrical system
Fused switch panel
Spars and Rigging
Aluminum anodized mast & boom
4:1 Harken mainsheet system
Harken genoa winches & handle
Harken ball bearing blocks
Genoa track with cars
Pre-stretched Dacron halyards
Spliced halyard shackles
Pre-stretched Dacron sheets & running rigging
Split backstayChromed bronze open body turnbuckles w/toggles
Hinged mast step
Swaged stainless steel standing rigging
Stainless steel sink
Manual water pump
Self-contained water system
48 qt. Igloo ice chest with teak step
Dacron main and jib
Jiffy reefing system with 1 reef point