LOA -16' 5"
LWL -- 15' 3"
BEAM -- 7' 2"
DRAFT -- 1' 9"
Displacement -- 750 lbs.
Ballast -- 250 lbs
Sail area -- 159 sq. ft.
Berths -- 2
Mast height above DWL -- 25' 4"
Designer: -- Jim Taylor
The design details for
the Precision 165 were developed at the same time that
we were making our design contributions to the America^3
"Women's Team" America's Cup effort. In some
ways the contrast between a 16 ft. trailersailer and
"Mighty Mary" could hardly be more stark,
but at the heart of both efforts is an equal passion
for careful design, good boats, and fun sailing.
The Precision 165 is intended to provide the most performance
and fun possible within her builder's mandate for a
low trailer weight and an especially reasonable price.
This cannot be done with smoke and mirrors, so it must
be done by focusing exceptionally hard on developing
her most vital "fun features" while trimming
away anything not truly essential. Towards this end,
her cockpit is drawn large and deep for comfort and
security, but her freeboard is kept low for reduced
weight and cost. Her interior features comfortable berth
space for two, a portable but cleverly concealed head,
an ice chest and dry storage, but she makes no specious
claim to have "full standing headroom." Her
computer-modeled keel has an "end-plate effect"
lead bulb for stability and efficiency to windward and
shoal draft for easy trailering and launching. Her rig
carries plenty of sail area for sprightly performance,
but a simple three-stay rig for low weight, low cost
and easy assembly.
The full form of the Precision 165 features a contemporary
stem profile that gives her both an especially long
effective sailing length for high "top end"
speed, and a very narrow entry angle for low added resistance
in waves, but she shares the careful balance and dynamic
stability that have earned the 15, 18, 21, 23 and 28
their well-earned reputations as sailing thoroughbreds.
This office has produced a wide variety of designs,
most much larger than the Precision 165. however, like
all of our designs for Precision Boat Works, this latest
effort is not less significant to us only less big.
They have built all of our Precision designs with meticulous
care, and we are proud of each and every one of them.
We are confident that the new Precision 165 will quickly
earn an equally enthusiastic following among yet another
large and loyal group of new Precision owners.
Link to the P-165 Parts List page
» » Link to the
P-165 Photo Gallery
» » Link to the
P-165 Tech. Specs.
Hull & Deck
- Hand laminated fiberglass construction
- ISO/NPG Gelcoat Finish
- Vinylester Resin Skin Coat
- Bonded & through bolted hull/deck joint
- Lead ballast
- Opening forward hatch
- Fiberglass companionway hatch
- 4 six inch cleats
- SS bow rail
- Boarding ladder
- SS Bow eye2 opening ports
- 6' 2"self bailing cockpit
- Ventilated fuel tank locker
- Kick-up rudder
- Structural grid interior liner
- Fabric covered cushions
- 2 6' 8" berths
- Backrest cushions w/shelves
- Head storage area
- 12 V electrical system
- Fused switch panel
- Interior and navigation lights
- Battery box
Spars, & Rigging
- Anodized mast and boom
- Hinged mast step
- Dacron running rigging
- Swaged SS standing rigging
- 4:1 harken mainsheet system
- Harken boom vang
- Topping lift
- 110% jib
- Jiffy reefing main sail
Price of Boat and Accessories
|Base Price With Standard Equipment
|Roller Furling Jib With Furling Gear
in lieu of Std.
| Fiberglass Rudder Blade in lieu of Wood
| Boom Vang
| Main Sail Cover - Dark Blue Sunbrella
|Jib Sock W/RF Option
| Tiller Cover
| Cockpit Cushions (P&S) Vinyl
| Thetford Porta Potti
| Portable Ice Chest
| Outboard Motor Bracket
| Transom Mount Mast Carrier
Trailer Single Axle
|Bunker Load Fee, Boat Shipped w/o Trailer
Notice: All pricing subject to change without
notice, FOB Palmetto, Florida.
Prices do not include transportation to the dealer, state
& local taxes, dealer preparation (commissioning) bottom
paint, ground tackle or safety gear.
Please consult with your authorized Precision dealer to select
and budget for these additional items.
This price list supercedes all previous published
lists, and subject to change without notice.