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Mustang Island Yachts

110 Cove Harbor North
United States

Fax:  (361) 729-9366

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1986 Precision 23


corpus christi area,TX,United States

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Quality is built in by Brothers Richard and Bill Porter, owners & operators of Precision Boat Works for 35 years. For over 3 decades, they have excelled in building quality, value engineered, affordable sailboats.  Precision Boat Works leads the small sailboat industry with well designed sailboats that are simple & fun to use. This philosophy is well executed in both our sailing daysailor models as well as in our keel/centerboard cabin maxi  sailboats

They feature the very efficient shoal keel/centerboard design on the 23. These keel designs gets the ballast down low for stability and the kick up centerboard is housed completely below the cabin sole. These boats have none of the bad habits that many trailerable boats have. That is, they sail! They go upwind very well; they reach, run and have stability that inspires confidence in the new sailor.

Boat Details
Fuel Gas/PetrolHull Material Fiberglass 
Number of Engines 1    

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Mustang Island Yachts

110 Cove Harbor North
United States

Fax:  (361) 729-9366


Hull and Deck

  • ISO/NPT gel coat finish
  • Hand laminated fiberglass construction
  • Molded in contrasting non-skid surface
  • Shoal 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


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






Additional Information

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 Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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