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Kelt 850

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Boat REF# 61066
removed from sale
Length 8.60m (28'3")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 7hp, Yanmar GM10 (1984)
Lying Sussex


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Extra Details

Designer Giiles Vaton and Patrick Roseo
Builder Kelt
Lying Sussex


Engine 1 x diesel 7hp
Engine make and model Yanmar GM10 (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed

New P bracket and stern tube in 2007.
Rope cutter on shaft.


Length 8.60m (28'3")
LWL 7.50m (24'7")
Beam 3.10m (10'2")
Draft Max 1.62m (5'4")
Displacement 2,900kg (6,394.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Z-spars Aluminium spars (1984) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2003)


Reefing mainsail Kemp - Slab (2005)
Headsail - Furling (2005)
Other sails Spinnaker (2000)
Spinnaker gear tick

The spinnaker is a tri-radial by Crusader.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Estimated fuel tank capacity 20 litres.
Estimated water tank capacity 70 litres.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Furuno radar.
Furuno GPS navigator DGPS GP36.
Navico Axis RT1400/Simrad DSC1400 DSC.
B&G Focus - temp/trip/log/anchor depth/shallow alarm.
Jotron Tron 1E mk III EPIRB.
Autohelm ST1000.
Wind instruments NASA Clipper.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Barton windlass
1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Anchor chain and warp included - length unknown.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Radar reflector.

Broker's Comments

This is a very tidy and well maintained/serviced boat, which benefits from recent rigging and sails, and professional gel coat treatment in 2007. She is a great family coastal cruiser, with a very open cabin design, so plenty of room for everyone. She has been with her current owner since 1991, and has cruised the Solent, Normandy, the West Country and the Channel Islands. She has an excellent range of equipment included in the specification. Altogether a solid dependable boat that will serve you well.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Kelt 850 has been personally photographed and viewed by John van der Hoff of Boatshed Sussex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.