Feeling 446 / Elite 446

With Feeling 446, Kirié aims to offer a luxury cruising sailboat. The hull, wide for that time (446 cm) allows an impressive interior volume, nice performance and a good seaworthiness. Whether on deck or inside the Feeling 446 proposes all the elements of performance and comfort, teak everywhere, a lead keel and even a microwave ...

It's inside you realize that the Feeling 446 is a boat to live, headroom is comfortable everywhere and good ideas make life enjoyable, for example very neat aeration or liferaft trunk surrounded by a double wall separating aft cabins ensuring true intimacy. Honors for the kitchen with shaped as crab claws which make it really usable at sea. Feeling 446 was released in 3 or 4 cabins; the lattest being in front is equipped with 2 bunk beds.

See the Feeling 446 / Elite 446's specifications on

Main Features

ModelFeeling 446 / Elite 446
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerPhilippe Harlé
Alain Mortain
Building years1988
Number built110
Regulation1ere Cat.
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeLead
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle helm wheel
Main dimensions
Length over all45.3 ft
Hull length43.6 ft
Waterline length35.3 ft
Beam over all14.6 ft
Draft6.7 ft
Light displacement20944 lbs
Ballast5732 lbs
French customs tonnage19.26 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead Sloop
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader angleNeutral (0°)
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea1018 ft²
Downwind sailarea1729 ft²
Mainsail area372 ft²
Genoa area646 ft²
Stormsail area125 ft²
Spinnaker area1356 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

46.3 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

14.4 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

52.2 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

16.2 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

53.5 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

24.2 ft

SPLSpinnaker pole lenght

16.2 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

51.8 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

30.2 ft


Ballast ratio27.4 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement107.2 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement182.0 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)24.0

Auxiliary engine

Engine power1 x 48 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 55 hp
Fuel capacity74.0 gal
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeThree-blade propeller


Number of cabin (max./min.)4 / 3
Number of berth (max./min.)10 / 8
Number of shower room2
Fresh water capacity145.3 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity60.8 gal
Headroom max6.6 ft
Headroom kitchen6.3 ft
Headroom shower room6.3 ft
Headroom6.6 ft
Length of berth7.4 ft
Width of berth*3.9 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom6.2 ft
Length of berth6.6 ft
Width of berth*4.9 / 2.8 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom6.6 ft
Length of berth6.6 ft
Width of berth*4.9 / 2.8 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1991

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