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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 ...

cruising sailboat / open transom / wooden / 3-cabin
cruising sailboat
RM1370

Length: 13.7 m

You have been dreaming of an exceptional yacht. You have pictured her elegant and dynamic lines, you have defined high performance and an ability to sail like the most wonderful racing yachts... You have also been dreaming of extraordinary ...

ocean cruising sailboat / open transom / bilge keel / twin rudders
ocean cruising sailboat
RM1270

Length: 12 m

... very strong evolutions: New wetted area : - Inverted Bow, - Higher waterline length, - Better planing ability, - Lifting and pivoting keel - optional. New deck layout : - Central canister liferaft with ...

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 ...

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 . Sleek, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

cruising sailboat / cruising-racing / day-sailer / open transom
cruising sailboat
NEXØ 3RD

Length: 6.8 m

nexø third is going to be a cabin yacht with a drive for sports. It will be produced on the basis of Vacuum Bagging technology. The yacht had found the first customer before the official production, by means of which it repeated the success ...

one-design sailboat / day-sailer / sport keelboat / open transom
one-design sailboat
NEXØ 1ST

Length: 5 m

nexø first is and open deck yacht with a drive for sports. The shape of the hull, the ergonomics of the rigging and low weight guarantee planing with the use of standard set of sails. The possibility of setting the gennaker and the installation ...

day-sailer / classic / open transom / lifting keel
day-sailer
Solenn 27

Length: 8.2 m

day-sailer / open transom / lifting keel
day-sailer
22

Length: 6.6 m

... YACHTDESIGN V. AHLEN The SAILART 22 is a design-oriented sporty day sailor with many new technical detail solutions. The lifting keel and mast are remote operated with a hydraulic system. The cockpit ...

cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
FIRST 22

Length: 6.4 m

Born from the collaboration of Beneteau America and the American Sailing Association, the First 22 is a singularly modern sail training vessel that make learning how to sail easier, safer and more fun!

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Bénéteau Sailboats
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 ...

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

Length: 7 m

... attractive, recreational and reliable sailboat is a 7 meter-long day boat that is ready to take on the seas. Authentic sailing pleasure Characterised by its open cockpit and ultra long seats, this compact sailboat ...

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

Length: 6.93 m

... guarantee of almost effortless performance. Regarding the handling, the J/70 is once again very easy to use, thanks to the lifting keel and the carbon mast stepped on the deck with a hinges system, the ...

sport keelboat sailboat / one-design / open transom / lifting keel
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 sail ...

sport keelboat sailboat / one-design / open transom / lifting keel
sport keelboat 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 ...

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 / 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 ...

cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
24 MKV

Length: 7.3, 8.6 m

... including a well appointed cockpit space the interior of a 24 footer needs to be well thought out. Engine location and lifting keel design will define the space available and we think we have cracked ...

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Cornish Crabber
cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
CORNISH CRABBER 32

Length: 9.7 m

... locker hatch providing valuable stowage space for essential gear. The ingenious cast iron ballast keel configuration also houses the structure for the lifting keel mechanism. A sturdy ...

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Cornish Crabber

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