Shark 24 class yacht

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LOA 24 ft (7.3 m)
LWL 20 ft (6.1 m)
Draft 3 ft 2 in (1.0 m)
Beam 6 ft 10 in (2.1 m)
Hull weight (with fittings) 2,100 lb (950 kg)
Keel weight 675 lb (306 kg) Cast Iron
Sail area with 100% foretriangle 190 sq ft (17.7 m2)
I 20 ft (6.1 m)
J 7 ft 4 in (2.2 m)
P 23 ft (7.0 m)
E 10 ft 2 in (3.1 m)

The Shark 24 is a Canadian-built 24 ft sailing yacht which has earned itself a reputation of extraordinary reliability and longevity among sailors both in North America and Central Europe. Having been designed by George Hinterhoeller back in 1959 to cope well even with the harshest conditions found in the Great Lakes region, the vessel has proven to be well suited for extended leisure trips as well as for tough racing.

Because the Shark has not lost any of its popularity over the decades, and there is a large international racing community carrying out countless regattas every year, the Shark has recently been awarded the title "Classic Yacht" by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

External links

Shark 24 "Fox Islander" in Halifax Harbour

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