Considered to be a “maxi-trailerable”, the Precision 23 far outstrips many boats in terms of true usable space, both on deck and below. Special emphasis has gone into giving the P-23 her particular bright and uncluttered interior. The bulkheads are intentionally trimmed back to avoid subdividing the visual space. Of special note, the typical intrusive mast compression support post has been eliminated by clever use of a rugged overhead support beam fiberglassed to the deck. The especially large companionway, multiple cabin ports and forward hatch contribute to the feeling of light & open space. The double berth forward is generous and there are full sized berths aft which will accommodate 3 more.
The portable head has a dedicated space forward and the fixed galley is aft where it is convenient to both cabin and cockpit.
The Precision 23 hull represents a very careful refinement of the basic form that has proven so successful in all of our well known trailerable cruisers. Lively performance, reliable handling and high stability are all the hallmarks of these designs. They feature a sharp waterline entry, substantial topside flare forward and powerful quarters taper to a shapely transom. This precise combination of features avoids the trim and handling problems that less well balanced hulls suffer when heeled. This design provides a reassuring margin of both reserve buoyancy forward and ensures more knockdown stability.
For trailerable boats, winged keels and water ballast are more of an inexpensive expedient than a sensible design. The well proven internally ballasted shoal draft fixed keel with fiberglass centerboard used in the Precision 23 is the most practical solution for combining upwind efficiency and stability. This design allows the dense internal lead ballast to be placed as low as possible for increased stability. And the fiberglass centerboard is easily raised/lowered by a simple Dacron line. The centerboard provides lift for great pointing ability yet is easily raised up for increased off wind sailing.
The P-23 features a simple fractional rig mast that is easy put up and with her short spreaders & inboard chainplates, upwind performance is impressive.
A generous cockpit 7′ 3″ long with coamings high enough to keep your crew secure and the low sleekly styled cabin house provides excellent visibility forward. The cockpit seats are angled for maximum comfort both heeled and at anchor, the result of careful ergonomic design development. A ventilated fuel storage area and large cockpit sail locker round out the roomy cockpit.
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 range.

Jim Taylor


LOA – 23′ 5″
LWL – 20′ 0″
BEAM – 8′ 6″
DRAFT, Board up – 1′ 11″
DRAFT, Board down – 5′ 4″
Displacement – 2,450 lbs.
Ballast – 850 lbs. (Internal fixed lead)
Sail area – 248 sq. ft.
Mast height above DWL – 35′ 4″
Designer: — Jim Taylor

Standard Equipment

Hull and Deck

  • ISO/NPT gel coat finish
  • Hand laminated fiberglass construction
  • Molded in contrasting non-skid surfaceShoal draft keel with fiberglass centerboard
  • Internal fixed lead ballast
  • Recessed anchor locker on deck
  • Molded toe rails w/drains
  • Aluminum frame opening forward hatch4-6″ mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Stainless steel stern rail, stanchions & lifelines
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Stainless steel bow eye
  • Teak trim
  • Accent waterline & sheer stripes
  • Teak handrails
  • 6 Aluminum Opening ports
  • Cockpit

  • 7’0″ self bailing cockpit
  • Ventilated fuel tank locker
  • Sail locker
  • Laminated ash and mahogany tiller
  • Stainless steel adjustable motor mount
  • Welded aluminum rudder head
  • Fiberglass kick-up rudder
  • Cabin

  • Molded ‘structural grid’ hull liner
  • Deluxe fabric covered cushions
  • Berths for 4 adults
  • Backrest cushions w/shelves
  • Shelves over v-berths
  • Molded storage lockers under berths
  • Head area located forward of bulkhead
  • Electrical

  • 12 volt electrical system
  • Fused switch panel
  • Interior lights
  • Navigation lights
  • Steaming light
  • Battery box
  • Spars and Rigging

  • Aluminum anodized mast & boom
  • 4:1 Harken mainsheet system
  • Harken genoa winches & handle
  • Harken ball bearing blocks
  • Genoa track with cars
  • Pre-stretched Dacron halyards
  • Spliced halyard shackles
  • Pre-stretched Dacron sheets & running rigging
  • Split backstayChromed bronze open body turnbuckles w/toggles
  • Topping lift
  • Hinged mast step
  • Swaged stainless steel standing rigging
  • Galley

  • Alcohol stove
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Manual water pump
  • Storage bins
  • Self contained water system
  • 48 qt. Igloo ice chest with teak step
  • Sails

  • Dacron main and jib
  • Jiffy reefing system with 1 reef point

Price of Boat and Accessories

Base Price With Std. Equipment$36,985.00
Roller Furling 150% Genoa With Gear in lieu of Std.$1,925.00
Fiberglass Rudder Blade in lieu of WoodStandard
Boom Vang$199.00
Main Sail Cover – Dark Blue Sunbrella$285.00
Jib SockN/A
Tiller Cover$40.00
Cockpit Cushions (P&S) Vinyl Covered Foam$695.00
Thetford Porta PottiDealer supplied
Portable Ice ChestStandard
Outboard Motor BracketStandard
Transom Mount Mast CarrierN/A
Galvanized Tandem Trailer with Brakes$5,320.00
Bunker Load Fee, Boat Shipped w/o Trailer$305.00

Detail Specification

Handicap Rating
Sail Plan
I (Jib Height)26.25 ft.
J (Jib Width)8.33 ft.
E (Mainsail Width)10.50 ft.
P (Mainsail Height)26.25 ft.
Sail Area (approximate)
Total248 sq. ft.
Main138 sq. ft.
Jib110 sq. ft.
Genoa, 155%169 sq. ft.
Spin335 sq. ft.
Battens 5/8 in stock – (quanity, length)
1 @
1 @
1 @
18 in.
24 in.
27 in.
Cockpit Length
at Seat Height84 in.
Cabin Headroom
54 in.
Berth Length
V-Berth – Centerline77 in.
V-Berth – Parallel to hull side84 in.
Quarter Berth – starboard side93.5 in.
Quarter Berth – port side138.5 in.
Portable Head
Thetford Porta PottiDealer Supplied
Battery Box
Battery Box std w/o battery
Running RiggingDIA – Length
Main Halyard3/8 in. – 53 ft.
Cockpit Lead3/8 in. – 67 ft.
Jib Halyard3/8 in. – 49 ft.
Main Sheet3/8 in. – 70 ft.
Jib Sheet5/16 in. – 40 ft.
Genoa Sheet5/16 in. – 50 ft.
Out Haul1/4 in. – 15 ft..
Boom Vang5/16 in. – 18 ft.
Jiffy Reef1/8 in. 20 ft.
Topping Lift (line)1/4 in. – 16 ft.
Topping Lift (wire upper tail)27 ft. 7 x 19 PVC Covered wire
Centerboard Pennant Line1/4 in. – 10 ft.
Rudder Downhaul3/16 in. – 4 ft.
Rudder Lifting Line3/16 in. – 6 ft.
Boom Vang5/16 in. – 18 ft.
Lifelines*21 ft. 5.50 in.*
Lifeline Gate *1 ft. 2.75 in.*
*NOTE-Length may very on each lifeline and gate
Standing RiggingDiameter and -Length
Forestay3/16 in. 1 X 19 – 27ft. 8 in.
Upper Shrouds3/16 in. 1 X 19 – 24 ft. 5/8in.
Lower shrouds3/16 in. 1 X 19 – 12 ft. 3 1/4in.
Backstay5/32 in. 1 X 19 – 30 ft 10 3/8 in.
backstay Bridle1/8 in. 7 X 19 – 2 ft 0 in.
5/16 inchwith 5/16x clevis pins
Mast29 ft. 4 in.
Boom11 ft. 4 in.
Spreaders1 ft 10 1/2 in.
Weight1000 LBS
Coupling Size2 in.
Wheel/Tire SizeB-78 X 13 5 Lug
Load RangeB
Shipping Dimensions
P-23Boat onlyBoat W/CradleBoat W/Trailer
 Height85 in.91in.101 in.
Width102 in.102 in.102 in.
Length299 in.299 in.328 in.
Volume1500.2 c ft.1606.1 c ft.1955.7 c ft.
Weight2450 lbs.2675 lbs.3450 lbs.

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