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Elite 37 keel and centerboard

The Elite 37, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 35’11” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Ron Holland. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1982 and 1987.

The Elite 37 belongs to the Elite range. The Elite 37 has also been marketed as Feeling 1100 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel.

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Elite 37's   Main Features
Model Elite 37
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Ron Holland
Range Elite
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1982
Last built hull 1987
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 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Elite 37's   Main dimensions
Length overall 37’ 1”
Hull length 35’ 11”
Waterline length 31’ 8”
Beam (width) 12’ 1”
Draft 6’ 11”
Draft when appendages up 4’ 1”
Light displacement 12787 lbs
Ballast weight 5291 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Elite 37's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 828 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1449 sq.ft
Mainsail area 297 sq.ft
Genoa area 531 sq.ft
Solent area 344 sq.ft
Jib area 226 sq.ft
Stormjib area 89 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1152 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 °
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 14’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 40’ 8”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 13’ 4”
Elite 37's   Performances
HN (French rating) 20.0
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.
23.82
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.
41.70
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.
183
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.
41 %
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.
7.54 knots
Elite 37's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 18 HP / 28 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 19.8 gal
Elite 37's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 8 / 10
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 79.3 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 26.4 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Head headroom 5’ 7”
Elite 37's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
Saloon table length 3’ 8”
Saloon table width (min/max) 3’ 1”
Elite 37's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 8”
Elite 37's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width 4’ 7”

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