Introducing The O'Day 23 Yacht - Compact Family Cruiser (1977)


We didn't invent the compact cruiser.
We simply made it work better.


INTRODUCING THE O'DAY 23 - 1977 Magazine Advertisement


The O'Day 23 is a brand-new family cruiser. A boat that solves a lot of problems.

Unlike some other trailerables, she's big inside, with a full 5' headroom, 7'11" beam, for extra room below.

Unlike many roomy boats, she's also fast. We gave her 246 sq. ft. of sail, a 5'4" centerboard and 1000 lbs. of ballast so she'll more than hold her own with other boats her size.

Finally, she's easy to trailer. Her keel (board up) draws 2'3"—for shoal draft sailing and quick launching.



The nonskid pattern isn't just for looks. It keeps your feet on deck. All pulpits, winches, cleats are Thru-Bolted® so they won't let go.

There's an anchor locker forward, and a cockpit locker for your outboard motor. The cockpit is self-bailing. The coamings high enough to keep you dry and secure.



The cabin fits together like a watch: four 6'3" bunks; private head with sink; icebox; hanging locker, and dining table. Plus a galley sink and stove that slide aft under the cockpit when they're not in use.



Another view of the 23's cabin shows her unique double berth amidships. The backrest simply snaps in place beside the settee berth—giving you a double sleeping area.



  • Overall length 22'9"
  • Waterline length 19 '6 "
  • Beam 7 '11 "
  • Draft minimum 2 '3 "
  • Draft maximum 5 '4"
  • Sail area 246
  • C/B-keel weight (approximately) 1000
  • Sailing displacement 3400
  • Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Assoc.


O'Day 23
A Bangor Punta Company

Fall River. Mass. • Costa Mesa, California

© 1976 Bangor Punta Corporation

GGA REF: BPODY-030-1977-C-AD


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