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Flirt fin keel

The Flirt, here in "fin keel" version, is a 19’8” coastal monohull sailboat designed by Design Office Jeanneau. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1976 and 1983 with 1743 hulls completed.

The Flirt is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Keel and centerboard.

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Flirt's   Main Features
Model Flirt
Version Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Coastal cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Design Office Jeanneau
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1976
Last built hull 1983
Number of hulls built 1743
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
French navigation category 4
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Flirt's   Main dimensions
Hull length 19’ 8”
Waterline length 17’ 11”
Beam (width) 7’ 6”
Draft 3’ 4”
Mast height from DWL 28’ 6”
Light displacement 1764 lbs
Ballast weight 573 lbs
French customs tonnage 3.03 Tx
Flirt's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 210 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 334 sq.ft
Mainsail area 91 sq.ft
Genoa area 118 sq.ft
Solent area 97 sq.ft
Jib area 65 sq.ft
Stormjib area 41 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 242 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 7/8
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
Flirt's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
22.63
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
35.97
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
140
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
33 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
5.67 knots
Flirt's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Outboard engine
Engine (min/max) 4 HP / 8 HP
Flirt's   Accommodation
Berth(s) (min/max) 2 / 4
Maximum headroom 4’ 4”
Flirt's   Saloon
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width 2’
Flirt's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 3’ 11”

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