#495- 16.3' x 7'  Flat Bottom 

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This 16' flat bottomed, hull design kit has been built by Chester Boatworks in various configurations, both with console and tiller controls and with and without self-bailing cockpit decks.  The hull shown above is the self-bailing version.   Unlike our larger flat bottoms, this hull has the bottom plate wrap all the way to the top of the stem in a single piece.  As with most of our flat-bottomed landing craft the bottom has 3" x 1 1/2" (deep) channels running fore and aft along the bottom.  These channels provide panel stiffening and protection, but they also improve tracking and efficiency- the latter by virtue of trapping air between the channels at speed. 

The NC cutting kit is available with or without a fuel tank, helm console, push knees, etc, and of course custom design kits with any degree of changes are available. 


Length (hull):

  Beam (hull):

Wt. as rigged:

Wt. Bare Hull:


Deadrise Angles- 


16' - 4"

  7' - 0" (w/o rub rails)

1,690# (50 hp)

1,322# (w/ console)

 Flat Bottom    



Bot. Stringers:


Side Stringers:


Transverse Frames:


.190" w/ 3"x1.5" Channels

.190" Girders, flanged  


3" Split Pipe Strake or None


.190", flanged


Stock Weight (approx.)-

    Blank Plate: 1,532# (hull)

       Extrusion: 100#

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Response Marine, Inc.

25 High St.

Newburyport, MA  01950

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