Philippe Harlé is, with Jean Jacques Herbulot, one of the most well-known architects for his plywood sailboat designs. After a first test with a dinghy in 1961, he exposed, in 1963, Muscadet which begins a series of plywood sailboat with alcohol names: Armagnac, Cognac, Cabernet, Sauvignon... These affordable cruising boats democratized recreational sailing. Soon the plywood was replaced, for economic purposes, by the composite. Philippe Harlé has worked with all the best shipyards producing popular cruising sailboats (Love-love, Folie Douce...) as well as real racers (Coco 6.50, Tequila proto...). He has also designed some aluminum boats, including a 60-feet for the Vendée Globe (3615 MET).
There are 11 "Philippe Harlé" sailboats on Sailboat-Data.
|Etap 28i||28.1 ft||1987|
|Jeanneau Aquila||27.2 ft||1975|
|Jeanneau Fantasia 27||25.3 ft||1982|
|Jeanneau Sun Way 25||24.8 ft||1990|
|Jeanneau Tonic 23||22.6 ft||1985|
|Jeanneau / Gibert Marine Sangria||25.0 ft||1969|
|Kelt 6.20||20.3 ft||1974|
|Kirié Feeling 326 / Elite 326||31.3 ft||1987|
|Kirié Feeling 446 / Elite 446||43.6 ft||1988|
|Kirié Feeling 920 / Elite 32||30.3 ft||1981|
|Kirié Feeling 960 / Elite 324||31.5 ft||1986|