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keel / lifting / custom
keel / lifting
TKS series

The Keel Servant also offers the possibility to: • develop custom solutions • design and supply the fixed fin, the bulb and the shell • design solutions for existing boats refitting.

keel / lead / custom
keel / lead

... Technology brings all the other aspects of the keel production together to offer our customers the highest possible quality keels. The MarsKeel Technology production process 1. Receipt of the required ...

keel / lifting
keel / lifting
Lifting

... offers our customers complete product development and management of the lifting keel system. We have brought together the finest team of specialists to generate a world leading keel system and to allow ...

keel / pendulum
keel / pendulum

... performances and reduced draught, Tenderlift design and realise canting and lifting keel systems. These mechanisms are fully integrated to the boats architecture. Our canting keel mechanism is patented. ...

How to choose this product

keel

A traditional keel is a structural element running the length of the craft. It constitutes the backbone of the vessel to which the frames are attached. In modern sailboats, the keel is a longitudinal structure hanging vertically below the vessel's hull to resist drift. The different keels offered on NauticExpo include retractable, swing and pivoting models.

Applications

The keel of modern boats has two functions. It counters drift and serves as ballast, acting as a counterweight to limit heeling and avoid capsize.

Technologies

The keel is a flat, elongated piece, sometimes with a bulbous counterweight. The keel may be fixed or equipped with a variety of mechanisms to adjust its position. Retractable keels allow for the reduction of keel surface. Swing or cant keels can swing from side to side to alter the center of resistance. Pivoting keels can be swung up or down along the centerline to change the center of resistance.

How to choose

Vessel type, dimensions and displacement will determine choice of keel. Fixed, retractable and swing models should be considered.