Feeling 720 NV / Elite 25

The Feeling 720 aims to be a small refined sailboat. The tone is immediately given by the slatted teak cockpit, a kind attention to prevent to navigate seated in water. Inside, in 1985, she is equipped with aft cabin and a toilet room. She uses with this new accommodation the name NV, but retains the beautiful Feeling 720 woodwork. This fitting has the distinction of being laminated to the hull, thus gaining stiffness and space due to the lack counter-mould. In 1992 she changed her name to Feeling 256.

Feeling 720 was sold as Elite 25 in North America.

See the Feeling 720 NV / Elite 25's specifications on

Main Features

ModelFeeling 720 NV / Elite 25
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerMichel Joubert
Bernard Nivelt
Building years (first/last)1982 / 1992
Number built173
SuccessorKirié Feeling 286 S / Elite 286
Regulation3eme Cat 5/7 pers.
ConstructionMonolithic fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all24.4 ft
Hull length23.6 ft
Waterline length20.3 ft
Beam over all8.8 ft
Draft4.6 ft
Light displacement3968 lbs
Ballast1455 lbs
French customs tonnage5.13 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader angleNeutral (0°)
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea333 ft²
Downwind sailarea553 ft²
Mainsail area127 ft²
Genoa area206 ft²
Working jib area145 ft²
Jib area116 ft²
Stormsail area53 ft²
Spinnaker area426 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

25.6 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

9.1 ft

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

27.2 ft

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

10.2 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

27.7 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

14.8 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

27.2 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

17.7 ft


Ballast ratio36.7 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement184.8 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement307.4 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)9.5

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine
Power max (optional)1 x 10 hp
Fuel typeGas
Transmission typeOutboard
Propeller typeThree-blade propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth (max./min.)5 / 4
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity13.2 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity13.2 gal
Headroom kitchen5.3 ft
Headroom shower room5.3 ft
Headroom5.5 ft
Table dimensions3.3 x 1.7 ft
Saloon width (max./min.)6.1 / 3.0 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth7.2 ft
Width of berth*5.9 / 5.4 / 4.2 / 2.7 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.4 ft
Length of berth6.4 ft
Width of berth*4.6 / 4.5 / 3.8 / 2.0 ft
Cockpit length6.0 ft
Cockpit width4.5 ft
*Widths of the berths are measured from the head and then every 60cm (2ft), corresponding to the elbows, knees and feet.

Based on specification1985

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