Kelt 8.50

1983 — 1987
Designer
Gilles Vaton
Builder
Kelt Marine
Associations
?
# Built
1200
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 10 / 8.5 m
Waterline Length
24 8 / 7.5 m
Beam
10 4 / 3.2 m
Draft
5 3 / 1.6 m
Displacement
6,390 lbs / 2,900 kg
Ballast
2,650 lbs / 1,200 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
345 ft2 / 32.1 m2
Total Sail Area
345.1 ft2 / 32.1 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
165.9 ft2 / 15.4 m2
P
33 5 / 10.2 m
E
9 10 / 3 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
179.2 ft2 / 16.7 m2
I
34 9 / 10.6 m
J
10 3 / 3.1 m
Forestay Length
36 3 / 11.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.67 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.02
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
41.37
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
188.28
light
Comfort Ratio
17.03
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.23
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Also known as the KELT 29 and later became the FEELING 29.

SWING KEEL VERSION
Disp.: 3130 kg./6900 lbs.
Swing keel: 370 kg./816 lbs.
Grounding shoe: 1100 kg./2425 lbs.
tot. Ballast: 1470/3240
BU:2.25’/0.69m BD: 5.67’/1.73m

Under the various names it is thought that more than 1200 of this design have been built.

MASTHEAD RIG:
I: 38.00’/11.58m
J: 10.30’/3.14m
P: 33.30’/10.15m
E: 9.50’/2.90m


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