Kelt 850 Lifting Keel

  • Boat REF#  ·  270157
  • Length  ·  8.60m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GM 20 (1986)
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth, Devon, UK (Viewing by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Gilles Vaton & Patric Roseo
Builder Kelt Marine
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (Viewing by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/03/2017


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM 20 (1986)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed feathering by Darglow 2014 (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares

Engine serviced April 2019
Annual professional engine service
New prop shaft and Volvo stern seal 2016
Raw water intake seacock replaced 2017
New exhaust manifold 2012
Workshop manual for engine
Spare filters, belts & impeller


Length 8.60m
LWL 7.50m
Beam 3.10m
Draft Min 0.68m
Draft Max 1.73m
Displacement 2,900kg (6,394.5lbs)
Headroom 1.78m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1986) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2012)


Reefing mainsail Sail Centre - Slab (2012) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2007)
Other sails Spare Main (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)

Mainsail fully battened with loose foot
2017 New sacrificial strip on headsail
Stack pack serviced 2017
Furlex jib furler 2015
Barton Main Sheet Track 2011
2 twin speed Lewmar sheet winches
1 Lewmar for halyards and lifting keel
1 Lewmar reefing winch
1 Lewmar spinnaker winch
Halyards and sheets replaced 2010/2011

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Cast Iron Centre Board 370kgs retracting into cast iron grounding shoe of 1150kgs
Built in 1985 & commissioned in 1986
Dynema Centre Board Lifting Strop renewed 2014
Centre Board Tackle renewed 2013
Copy of last survey available upon request


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Jabsco heads replaced 2015
Breton bunk relined 2010
Aft cabin relined 2010
Decent sized fwd facing chart table
LED cabin lights
Lee cloths fitted
Cabin heating installed but requires a service

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system
Fresh water wash

Jabsco heads replaced 2015
Breton bunk relined 2010
Aft cabin relined 2010
Decent sized fwd facing chart table
LED cabin lights
Lee cloths fitted
Cabin heating installed but requires a service

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Lofrans Royal (new 2017) windlass
1 anchors
30.00m of chain
100.00m of rode
dinghy (unknown year)
2020 Sprayhood repaired / reinforced
New Sprayhood 2017
8mm chain replaced 2012

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Navman Steering Compass
Hand Bearing Compass
Autohelm 1000 Tiller Pilot
Icom M411 DSC radio 2011
Garmin S51 Chart Plotter 2011
NASA Duette Speed & Depth 2011
NASA Clipper Wind System 2011
New Windex 2010
2019 New wind speed attachment at masthead

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Combining sailing performance with a spacious, light and well designed interior, the Kelt 8.50 is a great all rounder for family or single handed cruising.

Equally at home in the open sea or in shallow water, this vessel was revolutionary in its design. The design allows her to sail beautifully whilst having the luxury and flexibility of a shallow draft when needed and the ability to sit upright when drying out.

For a boat this size, the internal accommodation is exceptional. It has a well equipped galley, a large saloon table with plenty of room for 6 , a separate heads compartment and a good sized forward facing chart table. The 6 full sized berths include a double in the pretty Bretton bunk up forward, a double in the well-lit aft cabin and two singles in the saloon.

This example has been well cared for and looked after by it's current owner. There is a good navigation and safety equipment fit which has been updated regularly over the last few years.

A good all rounder for day trips, weekend trips and adventures further afield.

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

This Kelt 850 Lifting Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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