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Sailboat Specifications for KELT 8.5

Technical Specifications

Hull Type
Fin Keel
LOA
27.88ft.
8.5m.
LWL
24.75ft.
7.54m.
Beam
10.17ft.
3.1m.
Draft(max)
5.3ft.
1.62m.
Displacement
6394lbs.
2900kgs.
Ballast
2645lbs.
1200kgs.

Production

Designer
Gilles Vaton
Builder
Kelt Marine (FRA)
Construction Material
Fiberglass
Production Start
1983
Production End
1987

Rigging and Sails

Rig Type
Fractional Sloop
Listed Sail Area
345sq.ft.
32.05sq.m.
Fore Sail Area
179.22sq.ft.
16.65sq.m.
I
34.8ft.
10.61m.
J
10.3ft.
3.14m.
E
9.9ft.
3.02m.
P
33.5ft.
10.21m.
Sail to Displacement Ratio
16.07

Performance Calculations

Maximum Hull Speed
6.67 kts.
Capsize Screening Formula
2.19
Sail Area/Displacement (SA/D)
16.02
(Cruiser-Racer)
Displacement/Length (D/L)
188.28
(Light Displacement)
Motion Comfort Ratio
16.35

Note: The performance calculations are theoretical numbers which are calculated off the specifications of the vessel and should be used for educational purposes only. For actual performance statistics contact the manufacturer of the vessel.

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