The Chichester Pilot is a 6m (20') Inboard diesel open motor launch, with a modern underwater (light dispacement) shape.
Dimensions: LOA(deck): 5.99m, Beam(hull): 2.32m, Draft: 0.53m. (Under 6m for mooring and Marina charges.)
Day cruiser....Fishing boat....Club committee boat.
Large cockpit with easy access to the foredeck.
A sprayhood could be fitted for people to get out of the weather!
Inboard diesel motor( Beta Marine ) of 25hp or 35hp, means; good fuel ecconomy and low noise at speeds up to approximately 14knots.
Servicing costs would be lower also.
Refuelling is required less often, and diesel fuel is usually availably next to the water. Use of outboard power often means carrying large quantities of petrol from inland fuel stations to the boat via car and tender
Inboard diesel engines are smaller, lighter, more efficient, quieter, smoother and cleaner than the ones we knew 20-30 years ago.
The low wash, modern, light displacement hull combined with modern compact diesel power, wide beam/wide waterplane also bring exceptional static stability.
To view a gallery of prototype and renderings of the boat go here (opens in new tab): Gallery
The 'Chichester Pilot'
is powered by a 25hp or 35hp inboard diesel engine.