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Seller's Description

If you are looking for one of the best trailerable sailboats out there, then the Precision 23 is definitely one you should consider. I am the second owner, and bought the boat in 2015. This is a freshwater only boat, and has been stored inside every winter since I have owned it. The boat has numerous upgrades, a full sail inventory, looks and sails like new.

This boat is fast, comfortable, with a spacious and highly functional interior. We have sailed her on Lake Superior for the last 7 years, and she performs beautifully on the big water. She easily cruises at 4.5-6 knots, and under the right conditions you will see nearly 7 knots. With the inboard shrouds and centerboard down, she points really well to get you to your destination faster.

Over the time I have owned her, anything that was questionable was replaced. All electronics work perfectly, and are new since 2015. The boat also includes provision for shore power to charge the battery. For your entertainment, there is a Bluetooth/USB marine stereo with ports to charge up to 3 USB devices at once.

All interior teak has been varnished with Helmsman spar varnish, and the cushions are in excellent condition. The bilge has been dry since I have owned the boat, and no water leaks from the chain plates or windows. The deck is a PVC foam core.

The bottom has Interlux 2000 barrier coat with 3 coats of VC-17 (2021). Also the centerboard was removed, any dings fixed and a new hangar bracket installed at that time.

The trailer has been completely overhauled and will take this boat anywhere you want to go - radial tires, brakes, bearings, lights, coupler, winch, keel rollers, bunk boards and keel guides.

The boat can be launched single handed, including raising the mast using the trailer’s mast raising system. From parking lot to slip is usually 90 minutes, or up to 2 hours if I take my time.

If you are looking for a boat that can do it all, is in like new condition, and has all the upgrades, then you owe it to yourself to come see this Precision 23. You will not be disappointed.

Equipment: Tohatsu 6hp Sail Pro, 25” shaft with alternator (MFS6CS 2015) 2.5 gallon external gas tank North Sails Cross Cut Dacron Main (2022) North Sails 135% roller furling Genoa (2019) North Sails Genaker (like new never used) Air Force Tri-Radial Pentex racing main sail (very good) Original Precision Main Sail (fair) Original 110% hank on jib (fair) Storm Jib (good) Main sail cover (2015) New tiller and tiller cover (2015) New teak hand rails (2015) All running rigging replaced (2015) New Bomar 1070 forward hatch (2022) RayMarine ST40 Bi-Data Speed and Depth (2015) Plastimo Mini-Contest compass (2015) Garmin 72c hand held color marine GPS (2015) Anchor with rhode and chain New backstay (2021) New LED interior and LED masthead lighting (2021) Guest 10 amp digital battery charger (2015) Shore power cord for battery charging (2019) Marine deep cycle battery Jensen Marine AM/FM/Bluetooth/USB marine stereo (2015) Uniden LTD1025 Marine VHF radio (2015) Igloo 45 quart marine cooler (2015) Origo 2 burner alcohol stove Thetaford portable toilet (2015) Misc. tackle included - Mooring lines, bumpers, etc.



Jim Taylor
Precision Boat Works
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
22 11 / 7 m
Waterline Length
20 0 / 6.1 m
8 5 / 2.6 m
1 11 / 0.6 m 5 3 / 1.6 m
2,450 lb / 1,111 kg
850 lb / 386 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
247′² / 23 m²
Total Sail Area
247′² / 23 m²
Sail Area
138′² / 12.8 m²
26 2 / 8 m
10 5 / 3.2 m
Air Draft
35 4 / 10.8 m
Sail Area
109′² / 10.2 m²
26 2 / 8 m
8 4 / 2.5 m
Forestay Length
27 6 / 8.4 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 5.99 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.01 knots
Classic formula: 5.99 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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