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Old 03-04-2012
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New boat, this one for young guys that like to sail fast and don't have much money, the Kerkena 7.6, a very interesting boat.

The Kerkena 7.6 comes after the Kerkena 6.1 that was a boat heavely influenced by the mini class racers. The idea is to have a boat with offshore capacity as small and as less expensive as possible.

The Kerkena is designed by Defline one of the most creative and inovateur young French Naval Architects and the boat is purposed with a traditional keel or in a twin keel version.

Strange twin keel? Yes I agree. Defline used them on the Heol 7.4, a faster but also much more expensive boat (already posted). They are designed not only to offer minimum resistance but also to divide the weight to lift, because those keels swing given the boat the possibility to go at the beach.

They offer a very interesting solution because not only the lifting weight is less as also they support integrally the boat when on dry preventing any damage to the hull:

The other version:

The boat has a very well designed interior, a functional one:

The boat cost 35 500€ including 20% French VAT and includes sails.


. H.T Length: 7.55 m
. Length LWL: 7.55 m
. Width: 2, 55 m
. displacement standard: 1490 kg
. Kerkena all options : 1960kg
. Ballast weight: 520 kg (fixed keel or 2 swivel keel)
. Standard draft: 1.50m
. Biquille lift Draught: 1m80/0m40
. Standard sail area: 33.7 m≤
. Pack RC Sail area: 42.5 m≤
. CE Category: C (B pending)
. Mat. Const. : Polyester / Polyester sandwich
. Architect: Martin Defline

Last edited by PCP; 01-08-2014 at 06:54 PM.