The Hill 16

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 – Construction

The Hill 16 – Construction Update

Sea Trials

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.