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Seller's Description

Precision 23, 2003 sailboat for sale Length: 23’ Hull Material: Fiberglass Motor: 2019 9.9hp Mercury 4 stroke, command thrust, long shaft with electric start. Location: Fort Worth, TX. $14,500

Considered to be a “maxi-trailerable”, the Precision 23 far outstrips many boats in terms of true usable space, both on deck and below.

The Precision 23 is a well thought out, meticulously detailed and carefully constructed trailerable cruiser whose interior & lively performance will give you and your family one of the best sailing boats available in this size. The P23 is known for its great upwind handeling, Check out on line reviews.

Everything in Like New working order. Clean and dry inside.

2019 Mercury 9.9 4 stroke, command thrust and electric start with only (approx.) 30 hours. Harken Roller Furling with all lines running aft for easy sail handling. Autopilot included

Items Updated in 2021:

New Halyards, Main and Genoa sheets Trickle Charger keeps battery optimized while at dock (works with phone app to see status) New Bottom Paint New Pin Striping New Bluetooth Stereo New Docking Lines New Fenders

If keeping local, boat slip paid up until November 2022. No trailer, but there is a boat lift at the marina to set on your transport if desired. If long distance delivery, I can help facilitate haul out on this end.

Deck and Hull Equipment

7’0” self bailing cockpit Anchor locker with Anchor, 10’ chain, 20’ rode 2 x Harkin Genoa Sheet Winches 2 x Harkin Main & Genoa Halyard Winches Shoal draft keel with fiberglass centerboard Internal fixed lead ballast Laminated ash and mahogany tiller handle Welded aluminum rudder head Fiberglass kickup rudder

Galley Equipment

Alcohol Stove Sink and Faucet (manual pump) Ice Chest (serves as step into the cabin)

Mechanical Equipment

Ventilated fuel tank locker Sail locker


Battened Mainsail Furling 150% Genoa 6 x Fenders Dock Pole Fire Extinguisher Battery Navigation Systems Simrad Tiller Pilot


V-Berths: 2 (forward & aft) Quarter Berths: 2 (port & starboard) Cabin: 1 Head: 1 (Thetford Porta Potti) or phone 817-307-1823


Jim Taylor
Precision Boat Works
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
23 5 / 7.1 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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