Plans to build the 18' [5.5 M] Veracruz Panga

To round out the line of Pangas, here's the Veracruz, an ideal sized panga for sole fishermen up to small families or groups. The Veracruz is an easily trailerable boat for fishing lakes, bays, inshore to and even offshore ocean conditions. The easily driven hull operates with modest power, and the v-bottom absorbs choppy motion when running in the rough. Pangas are capable of carrying a big load yet remain stable when fishing. You couldn't ask for a more capable and versatile fishing boat in this size range.

Photos of the Veracruz Pangas

See pictures of Completed Veracruz Pangas built by customers. Most are first time boat builds.

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Videos of the Veracruz Pangas

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About Pangas

Plans to build a panga fishing boat

The Panga is a type of modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia. Pangas are commonly operated directly off of beaches. The name comes from the upswept bow of the boat which resembles the machete or knife called a panga.

The panga design is a happy combination of a very efficient hull requiring minimal power, a hefty load carrying capability, and excellent seaworthiness, making them an ideal choice for commercial fishermen in developing countries requiring economical, but safe commercial operations. Though most pangas have solid fiberglass hulls, the basic design is readily adapted to glass/epoxy covered fiberglass over inexpensive dimensional lumber framing.



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