At the National 18 ft Class Association AGM in Abersoch in July the class voted overwhelmingly to accept the 2013 Morrison design as the new National 18. Since that time much has happened.
The class is delighted to announce the selection of White Formula, Brightlingsea, UK as our exclusive build partner with contracts recently signed and twelve boats on order for the 2015 season.
Construction of the tooling for our class moulds has begun with completion expected by the end of 2014. As part of this deal the class has worked hard with White Formula to agree a pricing structure for a range of options from bare hull to fully fitted complete boat ready to sail. (see table below). There is also an enormous range of styling options for anyone wishing to apply a splash of colour.
In the mean time the development team have been working with Phil Morison to incorporate all the feedback from the class following the extensive sailing campaign in Odyssey. She has proved absolutely invaluable in getting us to this point and will continue to serve us well. Our thanks again to all of the private contributors and The Boat Yard at Beer who helped deliver the prototype. She will be hitting the campaign trail this winter in the 2014/15 SailJuice series and the class welcomes any existing or potential members interested in participating.
Moving into 2015 our first production boat will be launched in Feb with a display planned at the RYA dinghy show at Alexandra Palace from 28th Feb 2015. White Formula aim to deliver all currently ordered boats by end of May 2015.
The class is currently putting the finishing touches to a change plan that will guide us successfully through this transformation during 2015-16. Look out for publication soon.
Proposed customer packages UK Sterling inc. VAT. (component breakdown available on request)
Complete boat ready to sail £15,995.00
Complete hull with all fittings, centreboard rudder & stock ready for existing mast rigging and cords £9,995.00
Bare hull ready for fit out £6,240.00
Bare hull with standard fit out kit £8,600.00
Bare hull with standard fit out kit, centreboard, rudder and stock £9,450.00
Colours depending on choice and multi tone styling £60.00 – £240.00
Combi Road Trailer £1,000.00