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day-sailer / cruising / open transom / twin rudders
day-sailer
E1

Length: 6.34 m

The Elan E1, dubbed “the pocket rocket”, was designed for maximum ease-of-use and ease-of-ownership, while ensuring superior sailing performance associated with her bigger siblings, the E1 offers a new concept of ownership. Minimizing ...

one-design sailboat / sport keelboat / open transom / twin rudders
one-design sailboat
S1

Length: 6.34 m

Elan has taken the popular E range and enhanced these yachts for greater performance achieved by weight reduction in the hull and deck construction which results in an enhanced performance sailing yacht. With the absence of the interior ...

daysailer sailboat / sport keelboat / open transom / lifting keel
daysailer sailboat
850

Length: 8.5 m

... AG on Lake Zurich makes the keel and rudder and also takes care of the fitting out and finishing. The keel is retracted by 50cm when on the trailer in order to reduce the overall towing height to 3.30 ...

classic sailboat / day-sailer / open transom / lifting keel
classic sailboat
TOFINOU 8

Length: 8 m

... sail. In its “pivoting keel” version, its draught varies from 1.9 meters to less than 90 cm, which allows navigation close to the beach or in a shallow cove, entrance to the port at low tide, and even to run aground. In ...

classic sailboat / day-sailer / open transom / lifting keel
classic sailboat
TOFINOU 9.5

Length: 9.5 m

... mast, a lifting keel and a 14CH engine, the Tofinou 9.5 is a fast sailboat, with great stability and a smooth helm. Thanks to its deep keel ending with a bulb, the boat ...

day-sailer / open transom / 1-cabin / lifting keel
day-sailer
OPTIO

Length: 9 m

The very first Day Sailer in the brand’s history, the Optio incorporates all the Wauquiez hallmark features: as all the models within the other ranges, it boasts the unmistakable sophistication, luxury and craftsmanship. Stylish . ...

cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel / with bowsprit
cruising sailboat
BREZZA 22

Length: 6.5 m

... holiday cruising sailboat for the whole family. Easy to trailer with a medium size car. It is a practical boat in as much as it enables one to reach beaches and coves, due to it's low minimum draft of (22cm), where other ...

day-sailer / coastal racing / open transom / 1-cabin
day-sailer
N FUN 30

Length: 9 m

... pleasure with sailing possibility to sleep inside the boat easy transport by the boat-carrying trailer hydraulic lifting keel CUSTOM YACHT What is very important N FUN 30 is a kind of a ...

cruising-racing sailboat / day-sailer / center cockpit / 1-cabin
cruising-racing sailboat
N FUN 30

Length: 9 m

... pleasure with sailing possibility to sleep inside the boat easy transport by the boat-carrying trailer hydraulic lifting keel CUSTOM YACHT What is very important N FUN 30 is a kind of a ...

cruising sailboat / center cockpit / deck saloon / with 2 or 3 cabins
cruising sailboat
43

Length: 13.43 m

... The Gunfleet 43 has a shoal draft, centerboard keel, giving a draft of approximately 1.38m (4’6”) board up to 2.70m (8’10”) board down, without compromising the yacht’s interior layout in any way. A fixed keel ...

open transom sailboat / lifting keel / transportable
open transom sailboat
LEGGERO L8

Length: 8 m

Because "less is more", the structure of these new wooden composite sailing boats is apparent, without superfluous ornaments, their form IS their function. These powerful boats are fast, lightweight, design and contemporary, very easy ...

open transom sailboat / lifting keel / transportable
open transom sailboat
SUPER LEGGERO

Length: 6.5 m

Super Leggero is the youg brother of Leggero L8 which was introduced at the 2012 edition of the Paris Nautic Show and got the Special Jury Prize in the "Boat of the Year" election of Voiles magazine. The construction of the first Super ...

classic sailboat / open transom / wooden / lifting keel
classic sailboat
ARCACHON 26

Length: 8 m

... modernized technically and visually to offer better performances... Lighter displacement(1.4 t), hydraulic lifting keel, beachable, inboard electric motor. She is fast in all points of sailing and, like ...

classic sailboat / open transom / wooden / lifting keel
classic sailboat
SARBACANE

Length: 7 m

Many remember this neoclassical dayboat designed by the tandem Mortain-Mavrikios shortly before the 2000s. A dozen units were produced by the boatyard SYSBA MARINE in La Rochelle, this unit was remembered for its aesthetics and performance... To ...

classic sailboat / open transom / wooden / lifting keel
classic sailboat
BOLANN

Length: 7 m

BOLANN & NOLA DARLING are two beachable small cruisers, designed and individually built according to the technical and aesthetic specifications of their owners.

sport keelboat sailboat / open transom / lifting keel / with bowsprit
sport keelboat sailboat
6,2 (m)

Length: 21'00"

... As cruiser ELF-620 can be equipped with an awning for cocpit, reelings etc. LOA: 6,2 m Beam: 2,5 m Draft: 0,36-1,5 m Lifting Bulbkeel: 200 kg Displacement: 550 kg Crew: 2-4 Sails Downwind: 22 m2 Hull Material: ...

fast cruising sailboat / offshore racing / with 2 or 3 cabins / lifting keel
fast cruising sailboat
12,19 (m)

Length: 12.19 m

... running rigging · backstay and lowers the mast to support the use of modern sails · emergency exit hatch on the transom · lifting keel (optional) · carbon mast Construction: · sandwich hull based ...

fast cruising sailboat / offshore racing / open transom / with 2 or 3 cabins
fast cruising sailboat
14,67

Length: 14.67 m

... wheelhouse · efficient modern wiring running rigging · backstay and lowers the mast to support the use of modern sails · lifting keel 2500 kg (optional) · carbon mast Construction: · sandwich ...

fast cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
fast cruising sailboat
C40

Length: 12.19 m

... Design LLP and Alwoplast S.A. Based on a Class 40 hull design, but built with carbon, S-glass, Titanium rudders and wheel, lifting keel etc.

sport keelboat sailboat / one-design / open transom / 1-cabin
sport keelboat sailboat
J/70

Length: 6.93 m

The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats' first fully ramp-launchable, keelboat - designed to fulfill a growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough for the entire family, easy ...

cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
FIRST 20

Length: 6.4 m

One heck of a number that has continuously evolved these last twenty years and more, with a touch of insolence that has kept it young. The First 20 has become more aggressive and stylish. Her look is more modern and in her class she ...

cruising-racing sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising-racing sailboat
FIRST 25

Length: 7.9 m

Optimising both security and performance, the 2015 First 25, is as manoeuvrable and easy to sail as ever. The aerodynamic design of the hull is underscored by delicate flourishes designed by Jean-Baptiste Epron in a play of black stripes ...

sport keelboat sailboat / open transom / lifting keel / with bowsprit
sport keelboat sailboat
Open 5.00

Length: 5 m

Made in the same spirit as the popular Open 5.70, the Open 5.00 is fast, easy to handle and exciting to sail. The architect’s and designer’s goal for this scaled down state-of-the-art sportboat is to provide a product even easier to ...

one-design sailboat / sport keelboat / open transom / lifting keel
one-design sailboat
Open 5.70

Length: 5.7 m

The Open 5.70 is designed for sailors who have enjoyed exhilarating surfing on dinghies or catamarans and want to once again find the same sensations on a small keelboat. Stark, simple and well manufactured, the Open 5.70 is unsinkable ...

open transom sailboat / lifting keel / transportable
open transom sailboat
15

Length: 4.42 m

High freeboard, a raised boom and sturdy FRP construction make the new Hunter 15 daysailer a safe, versatile boat that both familes and greenhorn sailors will love. Designed with the novice in mind, the high sides, contoured salf-bailing ...

dayboat sailboat / open transom / lifting keel / transportable
dayboat sailboat
24

Length: 7 m

one-design sailboat / sport keelboat / open transom / lifting keel
one-design sailboat
J/70

Length: 6.93 m

... accross the globe thanks to its contemporary simplicity. The boat is also built on both sites of the Atlantic in order to ensure worlwide distribution. In terms of setting-up, the J/70 is once again very easy to handle, ...

fast cruising sailboat / day-sailer / open transom / 1-cabin
fast cruising sailboat
J/95

Length: 9.51 m

J/95 restores an American yachting tradition, dating back to the 1800’s, of fast centerboarders that were as much at home navigating shoal inland waters as they were crossing oceans. Remember the Baltimore Clippers? As late as the 1960’s, ...

cruising sailboat / open transom / with 2 or 3 cabins / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
SUN ODYSSEY 389

Length: 11.75 m

Comfortable, spacious and seaworthy are the watchwords for this Sun Odyssey of 12 metres (39’). Incorporating the latest, most innovative technology of the line, the Sun Odyssey 389 offers speed, stability and good seakeeping. A true ...

ocean cruising sailboat / open transom / aluminum / lifting keel
ocean cruising sailboat
ALLURES 45.9

Length: 14.75 m

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Allures Yachting
ocean cruising sailboat / open transom / aluminum / lifting keel
ocean cruising sailboat
ALLURES 39.9

Length: 12.65 m

The Allures 39.9 is a lifting keel yacht with aluminium hull and composite superstructure. Created from very strict specifications and prepared on the basis of feedback from numerous circumnavigators, ...

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Allures Yachting
fast cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
fast cruising sailboat
POGO 36

Length: 10.86 m

... Provisional light displacement 3 600 kg Upwind sail surface 74 m2 Asymmetrical spinnaker 120 m2 Swing keel 1,10 / 2,80 m Fixed keel 2,10 m Mast: Aluminium mast or Carbon mast Category ...

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Pogo Structures
cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
POGO 10.50

Length: 10.5 m

Length: 10.50m Max beam: 3.90m Lifting keel: 2.80m / 1.05m Light measurement trim: 3.6t Category A and buoyancy Sails Mainsail: 37m² Solent : 34m² Trinquette : 19m² ...

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Pogo Structures
coastal cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel / transportable
coastal cruising sailboat
FOCUS 750

Length: 7.5 m

Length overall 7.5 m Waterline length 7.3 m Beam 2.5 m Draft 1.5 m Min. draft 0.28 m Displacement 1300.0 kg Total weight 1300.0 kg Centreboard weight 1300.0 kg Ballast weight 200.0 kg Main sail area 20.0 m2 Genoa area 11.5 m2 Genoa/jib ...

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Deltania Yachts
day-sailer / open transom / lifting keel / transportable
day-sailer
17 nexo 1st

Length: 5.3 m

Length overall 5.3 m Waterline length 5.0 m Beam 2.0 m Draft 1.2 m Min. draft 0.2 m Displacement 250.0 kg Total weight 250.0 kg Main sail area 10.5 m2 Genoa area 5.5 m2 Genoa/jib type (standard version) genoa Category CE D - 3 Standard ...

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Deltania Yachts

How to choose this product

lifting-keel-sailboat

A lifting keel sailboat has a system for raising its keel, allowing it to sail in very shallow waters.

Applications

This type of keel is a major advantage for exploratory forays up a river or for sailing areas of the globe where shallow water is prevalent, as in the Bahamas.

Technologies

These keels contain lead or other ballast. If not, they are known as centerboards. Thus, the boat will be self-righting only when the keel is down. This means the vessel should not be sailed with the keel raised because its center of gravity is too high for stability. It may proceed under power with its keel up for entering or leaving port or an anchorage, or for traveling inland waterways.

These keels can be pivoting or slide up and down within a trunk. The operating system may use hydraulics, pneumatic power, a worm gear, a rack or an electric or manual winch.

Advantages

- Shallow-water access with reduced draft
- Good keel-down upwind performance

Disadvantages

- Requires heavy, complex machinery
- Keel trunk is bulky
- Little stability when the keel is up