Raider 18 sailing dinghy / dayboat. A similar design to the popular Hawk 20, except
for this boat’s round bilges. Designer
is believed to be Chris Hawkins and built by Porter Brothers. It has a very large forward locker in the bow
and two large bench lockers with loads of room for equipment, life jackets,
sandwiches etc. It comes with jib, genoa,
mainsail and spinnaker. The main has two
reefing points. There is a back stay
fitted. The foresails can be furled or
reefed with the Harken furlers. There
are two forward winches which I have not found it necessary to use and a central
winch to aid lifting the heavy swinging keel.
The design is such that it allows for spirited sailing whilst retaining
good stability. The cockpit is well
designed and allows for plenty of people aboard. Only last week, I sailed with my family – two
adults and four kids – on Lake Windermere with plenty of room to sit and with no
scared kids – including my two-year old!
The boat comes with a sail cover as well as a separate cockpit
cover. The trailer is an Indespension,
braked, roller coaster, roller trailer with large winch and is in great
condition with working brakes, suspension, rollers and recently overhauled
hitch. The boat is quite heavy, so a
decent tow car is recommended. I might
be able to help with local delivery but please do get in touch to see if that
is possible. No outboard included at this price.
As with any boat of this age, (believed to have been built
in the late 1990s) there are some surface cracks, the self-bailers are leaky
and allow some seepage along under the sole plate, through a drainage pipe to
the front compartment where a bailer pump is fitted(apparently from new). Were I keeping the boat, I would be looking
at fixing the self-bailers. It requires a new rubber universal joint between tiller extension and tiller. The sails are
in good, clean condition.
Please do come and have a look near Chorley, Lancs. There are more pictures of the actual boat on
the internet, taken from the advert from which I purchased it at https://boats-from.co.uk/not-specified/raider-18-sailing-boat-yacht-hawk-20-223681. !! Please note however that this appears to be a
fake website and although the pictures are of the actual boat, the price and listing/phone
number etc is wrong!! More pics of different
boats of the same design can be found at www.porters.org.uk/blankRaider%2018%20sail%20number%2028.html
and there is a picture of a Raider 18 under sail at https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g211925-d1601634-i51801277-SailCork-Cobh_County_Cork.html
Bargain price. £2995
Sorry no Paypal. Cash or verified bank transfer on collection.
Current Price: £2995.00
This Raider 18 Sailing Dinghy / Day Boat. Similar Hawk 20. Like Big,stable Wayfarer! boat is located in Chorley, PR6 8SU and is being sold on eBay by joshe902.