LOA - 15'-9
LWL - 13'-4"
Beam - 6'-6"
Draft - 7" with motor tilt 21" with motor down
Transom Deadrise - 15 degrees
Displacement - 1350 lbs
Trailer weight - 925 lbs
Recommended Power - 40-60 hp
The Hill 16 design concept originated from the rambling imagination of an Annapolis boatbuilder.¬† As most boatbuilders do,¬†he was dreaming of the next boat to build as his current project was coming to an end.¬†¬†It was important that this¬†next boat¬†be easily trailerable,¬†lightweight, seaworthy, and cruise above the 20 knot mark with minimum horsepower.¬† But the most important, and challenging, was that this boat was to have the very distinct styling of an Express Sportfish but in a much smaller package.
Not only¬†does¬†¬†The Hill 16¬†resemble¬† it’s famous older brother, with it’s generous flare¬†to the bow, sweeping stepped sheer, wrap-around wind screen, and center console helm station, but it will prove to be safe and comfortable even when the conditions¬†aren’t ideal.
The construction method uses a strip plank core built over a male mold system and then covered in and out with fiberglass.¬† Creating¬†an extremely rugged but lightweight composite structure.¬† The combination of this build method and our very thorough and detailed plans make this boatbuilding project¬†a reality for professional and¬†amateurs alike.
Check out The Nav Station Blog¬†for updated photos of The Hill 16 under construction and recent sea trials of hull number 1. ¬†
The Hill 16’s construction drawings will be available soon for purchase as paper plans or a¬†downloadable PDF.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.