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day-sailer sailboat / cruising / open transom / twin rudders
day-sailer sailboat
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 ...

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

Length: 6.93 m

... open transom. - Deck-stepped carbon mast with single spreaders. - Three sail inventory with masthead A-Sail. - Vertical lifting bulb keel. - Small cabin for storage and personal privacy. - Easy to trailer ...

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 ...

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

Length: 9.5 m

Designed by architects Joubert and Nivelt, the hull of this unit is beautiful, with sleek and resolutely modern lines.

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

Length: 8 m

... architects Joubert and Nivelt, and produced in accordance with the shipyards construction traditions, the Tofinou 8 is a modern sailboat with a classic and timeless line. Performing well under a light wind or a breeze, ...

day-sailer sailboat / open transom / with cabin / lifting keel
day-sailer sailboat
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 . ...

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 / wood / open transom / 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 / wood / open transom / 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 / wood / open transom / 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.

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.

day-sailer sailboat / coastal racing / open transom / lifting keel
day-sailer 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 ...

day-sailer sailboat / cruising-racing / center cockpit / lifting keel
day-sailer 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 / 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 / deck saloon / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
48

Length: 15 m

... cockpit shape and deck lay-out. Course this aluminium sailing yacht is also equipped with the twin balance rudders, hydraulic lifting keel and wing bulb (anno 2004). The Atlantic yard has high hopes ...

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Atlantic
cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel / with bowsprit
cruising sailboat
46PH

Length: 14 m

... lines, lifting keel and twin balance rudders. This combination ensures excellent sailing preformance, to be compared with fixed keel boats, only with the advantage that the draft of ...

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Atlantic
cruising sailboat / open transom / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
43

Length: 13.9 m

... lines, lifting keel and twin balance rudders. This combination ensures excellent sailing preformance, to be compared with fixed keel boats, only with the advantage that the draft of ...

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Atlantic
cruising sailboat / center cockpit / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
42

Length: 13.62 m

... lines, lifting keel and twin balance rudders. This combination ensures excellent sailing preformance, to be compared with fixed keel boats, only with the advantage that the draft of ...

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Atlantic
cruising sailboat / center cockpit / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
40

Length: 12.7 m

... which the Atlantic's move. The "Singlehanded" and the "North" will be built with fixed keel and balance rudder. The "Coastal" will be with hydraulic lifting keel in combination with ...

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Atlantic
day-sailer sailboat / classic / cruising-racing / open transom
day-sailer sailboat
Code #

Length: 8.2 m

... design will let you sail either alone or with a small crew. Its spacious cockpit can accommodate a whole family and its lifting keel will let you go to the beach. Delicate and elegant, she is a beautiful ...

classic sailboat / racing / day-sailer / open transom
classic sailboat
Code 0 Spirit

Length: 9.95 m

The new Code 0 racing ; Longer mast, more Sails area, square Head main Sail; the perfect choice for sensations and performances lovers….also idéal compromise for los Wind areas, including lakes…

classic sailboat / cruising-racing / day-sailer / open transom
classic sailboat
Code 0

Length: 9.95 m

... design will let you sail either alone or with a small crew. Its spacious cockpit can accommodate a whole family and its lifting keel will let you go to the beach. Delicate and elegant, she is a beautiful ...

classic sailboat / cruising-racing / open transom / lifting keel
classic sailboat
Code 1

Length: 12 m

Length Overall 12 m or 33,37 ft. Beam 4 m or 13,12 ft. Draught 1.2 m/3 m Keel 2200 kg Lightship weight 4000 kg Upwind sail area 110 m2 or 1184 sq. ft. Downwind sail area 260 m2 or 2799 sq. ft. Berths 6-8 Certification ...

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

Length: 7 m

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

Length: 11.75 m

THE SUN ODYSSEY 389: COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY 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 ...

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

Length: 6.4 m

Optimising both security and performance, the 2015 First 20 are as manoeuvrable andeasy to sail as ever. The First Twenty has a harder sleeker look and has gained modernity. Decked out in its new finery, the First 20 will probably ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 / with 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, ...

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 ...

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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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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Structures
cruising-racing sailboat / open transom / 4-berth / lifting keel
cruising-racing sailboat
Seascape 24

Length: 7.3 m

Why the 24 Over 300 owners and fleets still quickly growing throughout Europe, US and Asia, are the best proof that Seascape18 still ticks many boxes of sailors looking for fun sailing experience and basic accommodation for 2 people. ...

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Seascape
one-design sailboat / sport keelboat / open transom / twin rudders
one-design sailboat
Seascape 18

Length: 5.5 m

Seascape stands for simple, accessible, exhilarating fun Experience the best sailing you’ve ever had or start building your sailing pedigree aboard one of Europe’s fastest growing sailing classes. The Seascape18 was born from singlehanded ...

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Seascape
cruising sailboat / with enclosed cockpit / 2-cabin / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
1088

Length: 11 m

... Malango 1088 will be a unique cruiser in this size. Main specifications : Length : 11 m - beam : 4.00 m Draft (swinging keel) : 1.10 m / 2.80 m Displacement : 3950 kg - ballast : 1500 kg Main sail : 36 m2 - Solent ...

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Idbmarine
cruising sailboat / with enclosed cockpit / with 2 or 3 cabins / lifting keel
cruising sailboat
1088

Length: 11 m

... Mojito 1088 will be a unique cruiser in this size. Main specifications : Length : 11 m - beam : 4.00 m Draft (swinging keel) : 1.10 m / 2.80 m Displacement : 3950 kg - ballast : 1500 kg Main sail : 36 m2 - ...

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Idbmarine

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

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