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Elite 324 keel and centerboard

The Elite 324, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 31’6” monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Harlé. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1986 and 1988 with about 90 hulls completed.

The Elite 324 belongs to the Elite range. The Elite 324 has also been marketed as Feeling 960 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Deep draft and Shoal draft.

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Elite 324's   Main Features
Model Elite 324
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Harlé
Range Elite
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1986
Last built hull 1988
Number of hulls built About 90
Appendages Centerboard :
Centerboard in the keel
Helm 1 tiller (helm wheel in option)
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Elite 324's   Main dimensions
Length overall 32’ 7”
Hull length 31’ 6”
Waterline length 25’ 7”
Beam (width) 10’ 7”
Draft 6’ 4”
Draft when appendages up 3’ 1”
Light displacement 9061 lbs
Ballast weight 3307 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
French customs tonnage 8.88 Tx
Elite 324's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 614 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1009 sq.ft
Mainsail area 234 sq.ft
Genoa area 380 sq.ft
Solent area 297 sq.ft
Jib area 163 sq.ft
Stormjib area 70 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 775 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle 0 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 40’ 6”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 35’ 1”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 11’ 10”
Elite 324's   Performances
HN (French rating) 18.0
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.
22.22
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.
36.52
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.
245
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.
36 %
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.
6.78 knots
Elite 324's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 9 HP / 18 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 23.8 gal
Elite 324's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 2
Berth(s) 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 50.2 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 23.8 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Elite 324's   Saloon
Berth length 6’ 2”
Elite 324's   Fore cabin
Berth length 7’ 2”
Elite 324's   Aft cabin
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width 4’ 7”

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