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monohull / classic / open transom / 4-berth
monohull
TOFINOU 9.7

Length: 9.8 m

Length9,72 m Beam3 m Lead keel and bulb800 Kg Draft1,22 / 2 m Displacement2300 Kg Inboard Engine15 ch/10 KW Mainsail28 m² Jib19 m² Testimony Peugeot Lab. "We have worked with the team of the shipyard Latitude ...

monohull / classic / daysailer / open transom
monohull
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 ...

monohull / racing / daysailer / open transom
monohull
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, ...

monohull / day-sailer / sport keelboat / open transom
monohull
990

Length: 9.9 m

... dimensions of 9.99 m length and 2.55 m beam allow easy transportation by trailer. The duplex steel keel structure supports the lead bulb and is a liftable keel so that the draft can be reduced to 1.70 ...

monohull / sport keelboat / racing / open transom
monohull
RS21

Length: 6.3 m

The RS 21 responds to the need for a progressive, simple and affordable solution for keelboat clubs that increasingly see the opportunity for fleet ownership, league competition and training. Pay-as-you-go. Team up and do it together. ...

monohull / sport keelboat / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
RS VENTURE CONNECT

Length: 4.9 m

... success of the centreboard versions, the RS Venture Keel takes the stability, safety and seaworthiness of this boat to a new level with a purpose designed deck and a vertical lifting keel. The ...

monohull / sport keelboat / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
RS VENTURE CONNECT SCS

Length: 4.9 m

Sailing is an amazingly liberating experience. The award-winning RS Venture Connect SCS makes it possible for almost anyone – and that means a lot to us. Many boats have been modified for para sailing. We like to think the RS Venture ...

monohull / ocean cruising / open transom / aluminum
monohull
ALLURES 45.9

Length: 14.8 m

... draught which can be beached easily, resulting in increased autonomy, and a lifting keel version that reduces the weight by 2,280 kg for those who prefer the speed of a lighter sailboat. ...

monohull / ocean cruising / open transom / aluminum
monohull
ALLURES 39.9

Length: 12.7 m

Follow the last Allures 39.9 update on the dedicated blog www.allures39-9.com. The Allures 39.9 is a lifting keel yacht with aluminium hull and composite superstructure. Created from very strict specifications ...

monohull / cruising / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
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 ...

monohull / cruising / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
MS6

Length: 6 m

... Besides being unsinkable, the boat will allow you to anchor in minimum depths and hibernate without the need of a dock as the keel is retractable. What could be easiear? Sail or Power. This will be your only doubt at ...

monohull / cruising / center cockpit / deck saloon
monohull
Gunfleet 43

Length: 13.4 m

A remarkable boat, combining sparkling performance with an astonishingly spacious interior, the Gunfleet 43 is rewarding to sail in all weathers, being light on the helm yet positive. Her non-overlapping high aspect headsail provides ...

monohull / sport keelboat / open transom / carbon
monohull
ELF-620

Length: 6.2 m

... 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: ...

monohull / fast cruising / offshore racing / with 2 or 3 cabins
monohull
ST-40 "Anarquista Chika"

Length: 12.2 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 ...

monohull / fast cruising / offshore racing / open transom
monohull
ST-48 "Anarquista"

Length: 14.7 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 ...

monohull / cruising / open transom / wooden
monohull
Leggero L8

Length: 8 m

Originally designed by the boatyard "Alexandre Genoud Bateaux Bois", the boatyard Chantier des Ileaux now offers you, in collaboration with Alexandre Genoud, the construction of the Leggero. Because "less is more", the structure ...

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CHANTIER DES ILEAUX
monohull / cruising / open transom / wooden
monohull
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 ...

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CHANTIER DES ILEAUX
monohull / classic / open transom / wooden
monohull
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 ...

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CHANTIER DES ILEAUX
monohull / sport keelboat / open transom / carbon
monohull
Albatros 4.30

Length: 4.3 m

monohull / ocean cruising / racing / open transom
monohull
FIRST 24

Length: 7.3 m

FIRST 24 The First 24 is a stylish racer and a fast cruiser, an unparalleled compromise in the category of high-performance, transportable, cruising yachts. Ideal for racing with a crew of four, it can accommodate six on a coastal cruise, ...

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Bénéteau Sailboats
monohull / one-design / sport keelboat / open transom
monohull
J/70

Length: 6.9 m

... lightweight carbon mast for easy rigging & stepping. - Inexpensive three sail inventory with masthead A-Sail. - Vertical lifting keel. - Small cabin for storage and personal privacy. - Easy to ...

monohull / one-design / sport keelboat / open transom
monohull
J 70

Length: 6.9 m

SHIFT FROM PLEASURE TO ADRENALIN. Treat yourself to a genuine icon of one design sailing! The J 70 is the perfect combination of an accessible design and unquestionable performance. It’s THE most widely distributed yacht in the world ...

monohull / day-sailer / fiberglass / lifting keel
monohull
15

Length: 4.4 m

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

monohull / one-design / sport keelboat / open transom
monohull
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 ...

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Hobie Cat USA
monohull / ocean cruising / open transom / bilge keel
monohull
RM1270

Length: 12.1 m

More performance, more design, more comfort for an ever greater pleasure

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RM Yachts - Fora Marine
monohull / cruising / aluminum / with 2 or 3 cabins
monohull
OVNI 365

Length: 11.9 m

ALUBATS’s experience in centerboarders and Marc Lombard’s reputation with in terms of performance have been united togethercombined for the first time to produce the OVNI 365: a total success concerning as far as vessel approval, its ...

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ALUBAT CHANTIER NAVAL
monohull / classic / carbon / lifting keel
monohull
47 ELSA

Length: 14.6 m

... benefitting from carbon composite construction, a relatively light displacement of 5.5 tons, plus a spade rudder and a lifting keel to ensure a sparkling performance under sail.

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Baltic Yachts
monohull / cruising-racing / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
COMET 26 S

Length: 7.6 m

... easy to manage even with a family crew. The Comet 26 is easy to use and transport as you can reach the beach thanks to the lifting keel and retractable rudder. The boat’s minimum draft is 50 cm. The foldable ...

monohull / cruising / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
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
monohull / fast cruising / open transom / lifting keel
monohull
POGO 36

Length: 10.9 m

The Pogo 36 is the archetype of the new generation cruiser. Hull design and sandwich construction are directly inspired from our offshore racing range. The bright inside layout is extraordinary convinient whether you are mooring or sailing. ...

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Pogo Structures
monohull / ocean cruising / open transom / aluminum
monohull
EXPLORATION 45

Length: 14.2 m

A boat designed to sail and live aboard both in high latitudes and tropical waters Key Specification... Specifications Length: 14.21 m Lwl : 12.57 m Bmax: 4.44 m Draft: 1.14/2.90 m Displacement: 14.1 T Offshore category: 6/8 ...

monohull / cruising / open transom / deck saloon
monohull
480

Length: 14.8 m

... features for safe and luxurious blue-water cruising. There is no place you can’t go with the Southerly 480, with its swing keel system, which varies the draft between 1.00m and 3.12m, this provides endless possibilities ...

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Southerly
monohull / daysailer / wooden / 1-cabin
monohull

Length: 5.7 m

... either be outboard, or on request, inboard. The lifting keel and the lifting rudder makes it easy to trail on the road and also makes it easy to land on the beach. A stainless steel plate ...

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