The  San Francisco Pelican
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 The San Francisco Pelican

A True Classic

The San Francisco Pelican was designed by Capt. Wm. H. Short in 1959 for the blustery winds and rough waves of San Francisco Bay, a tall order for a 12' boat. The design proved to be up to the task and much more.

Over 50 years later the Pelican and the 16' Great Pelican are going strong and still the choice of sailors and builders who want a strong, seaworthy, dependable boat in all conditions.

The Pelican class is popular for racing and cruising, has large active fleets , and is ideal for family sailing.

Whether you are new to sailing or an old hand the Pelican is an ideal way to experience the fun and freedom of sailing!

"The smaller the boat the bigger the fun!"


Pelican dimensions:

  Length overall:        12'-2.5"

     Beam:                       6'-1.75"

                   Draft:                        4' (board down) 

                                                             Sail area:                  105 sq. ft.

    Weight:                     390 lbs.



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P.O. Box 50402

Eugene, OR 97405