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Elite 25 fin keel

The Elite 25, here in "fin keel" version, is a 23’7” monohull sailboat designed by Michel Joubert and Bernard Nivelt. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1982 and 1992 with 173 hulls completed.

The Elite 25 belongs to the Elite range. The Elite 25 has also been marketed as Feeling 720 NV and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Keel and centerboard.

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Elite 25's   Main Features
Model Elite 25
Version Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Michel Joubert
Bernard Nivelt
Range Elite
Construction Hull and deck:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1982
Last built hull 1992
Number of hulls built 173
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 3
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Elite 25's   Main dimensions
Length overall 24’ 5”
Hull length 23’ 7”
Waterline length 20’ 4”
Beam (width) 8’ 10”
Draft 4’ 7”
Light displacement 3968 lbs
Ballast weight 1455 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
French customs tonnage 5.13 Tx
Elite 25's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 333 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 553 sq.ft
Mainsail area 127 sq.ft
Genoa area 206 sq.ft
Solent area 145 sq.ft
Jib area 116 sq.ft
Stormjib area 53 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 426 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 27’ 2”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 10’ 2”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 25’ 7”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 9’ 1”
Elite 25's   Performances
HN (French rating) 9.5
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.
20.88
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.
34.74
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.
214
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.
37 %
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.
6.04 knots
Elite 25's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Outboard engine
Engine 10 HP
Fuel type Gas
Elite 25's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 5
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 13.2 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 13.2 gal
Galley headroom 5’ 4”
Head headroom 5’ 4”
Elite 25's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 5’ 6”
Saloon table length 3’ 4”
Saloon table width (min/max) 1’ 8”
Saloon width (min/max) 3’ / 6’ 1”
Elite 25's   Fore cabin
Berth length 7’ 2”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 5’ 11”
5’ 5”
4’ 2”
2’ 8”
Elite 25's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 5”
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 4’ 7”
4’ 6”
3’ 10”
2’

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