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Kelt 850

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Boat REF# 202317
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.84m (29'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 16hp, Yanmar 2G M20 (1985)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

Designer Gilles Vaton
Builder Kelt
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 109.1 ltr (24.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 109.1 ltr (24.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 18/06/2014


Engine 1 x Diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2G M20 (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 8.84m (29'0")
LWL 7.45m (24'5")
Beam 3.15m (10'4")
Draft Min 1.80m (5'11")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 6,394kg (14,098.8lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2014)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (2007) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2008)
Other sails headsail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Gilles Vaton for technical aspects, Patrick Roséo for design; this duo that got to the Kelt 8.50, the title of boat of the year 1984. The Kelt is a bit slow in light winds but becomes rapid once the wind reached 10 knots. The fractional rig even gives it an air of racing sailboat.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

There are 6 berths including a double “V” berth in the forepeak, 2 single settee berths in the saloon and a double berth in the separate aft cabin. Galley is to starboard and heads to starboard.
Inside everything is done to give a sense of space, beyond this attention, the accommodations are convenient and have good proportions,

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

-Garmin GPS 152
-Icom VHF Radio
-Clipper Depth sounder
-Furuno Navtex

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
18.29m (60'0") of chain
dinghy (2012)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Petrol Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
The Kelt 850 was a true revolutionary design, combining spacious and well thought out interior accommodation with excellent sailing performance. The full plumb bow and wide stern sections combine to increase waterline length, reducing pitching upwind and give great off wind speed. The integral swimming platform in the sugar scoop stern is also a great safety feature, making for easy recovery of swimmers or a man overboard. The internal accommodation is still unrivalled in a boat of this size, with 6 x full size berths, proper galley area, decent sized chart table and separate heads and aft cabin. The fore-peak forms a charming Breton Bunk with curtains for privacy. There is plenty of storage in the cabin along with exceptional space within the cockpit locker.
If your looking for a good boat on a budget this could be the one for you.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Kelt 850 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jamie Nash of Boatshed Kent. 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.

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