$658.00 - $987.00
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The VIGILANT makes an ideal workboat that the owner can outfit exactly to suit his needs. This multi-purpose vessel can be used for both commercial and sport fishing, cargo carrying, general yard work, salvage operations, or other similar duties. Hold capacity is a substantial 850 cubic feet for an 8 to 10 ton working load under normal conditions. A single diesel of about 145 shp driving a 34" maximum wheel will permit speeds up to 10 knots. Rated fuel capacity of 700 gallons allows plenty of range, even though extra capacity up to 1,000 gallons is available at the discretion of the skipper with regard to loading balance and stability.

Construction of the VIGILANT is specifically aimed at the amateur or small custom yard. Hull construction is either wood or fiberglass. WOOD methods feature strong and lightweight multi-diagonal plywood or solid wood over substantial wood frames and longitudinals, with exterior surfaces fiberglass sheathed. FIBERGLASS hull construction methods include the "one-off" materials, either the fiberglass planking technique or foam sandwich core with balsa core optional. With wood or fiberglass hulls, decks and superstructure are basic wood and plywood construction with exteriors sheathed with fiberglass for low cost and simplicity.

Features of the VIGILANT include a beamy hull, noticeable flare forward, a bulbous forefoot, and protective bulwarks for stay-at-sea ability. Accommodations include berths for 2 (3 in a pinch by using the settee), enclosed head with optional shower, hanging locker, roomy settee with table, and space for a complete galley. Dual controls with flying bridge allow continuous operation in fair weather or foul, and a recessed aft cockpit lends itself to many uses. Although a Table of Offsets is provided, lofting the lines of the VIGILANT is not necessary if using our available Full Size Patterns. In addition, voluminous instructions, complete with hull material listings, are a part of all plan options.

Length overall:
Length waterline:
Hull draft (@ DWL):
Hull depth:
Displacement (@ DWL):
25,600 lbs.
Displacement (@ LWL):
38,200 lbs.
Freeboard forward (@ DWL):
Freeboard aft (@ DWL):
Height overall:
6'-3" min. to 6'-7"
Hold volume:
850 cu. ft.
Cockpit size:
5' x 13'
Fuel capacity (normal):
700 gals.
Fuel capacity (with reserve):
1000 gals.
Fresh water capacity:
120 gals.
Sleeping accommodations:
Hull type:
Semi-displacement, hard chine hull with bulbous bow and reverse curve at chine forward. Efficient speed range to 10 knots.
Plywood construction:
Triple diagonal cold-molded plywood or solid wood on bottom to 1 1/8" thick, and double diagonal plywood or wood on sides to 3/4" thick, fiberglass or comparably sheathed.
Fiberglass construction:
"One-off" fiberglass hull construction optional.
Single diesel motor of approximately 145 continuous shaft horsepower with suitable reduction gear. Twin motors may be used, but are not as practical or economical, and hence not recommended.
Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
Yes; Up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. We do not recommend increasing the beam.