Feeling 920 / Elite 32
Deep draft

Feeling 920 is one of the first Kirié sailboats. This beginning is a success, the Feeling 920 is balanced boat, fast without being extreme, having accommodation with space and light. Many details make her a true seaworthy boat, a large chart table, a clever location life-raft below helm...

Feeling 920 was sold as Elite 32 in North America.

See the Feeling 920 / Elite 32's specifications on

Main Features

ModelFeeling 920 / Elite 32
VersionDeep draft
Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
DesignerPhilippe Harlé
Building years (first/last)1981 / 1986
Number built370
SuccessorKirié Feeling 960 / Elite 324
Regulation2eme Cat. 6/9 pers.
ConstructionMonolithic fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle rudder on skeg
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all31.7 ft
Hull length30.3 ft
Waterline length25.5 ft
Beam over all10.6 ft
Waterline beam9.0 ft
Draft5.7 ft
Mast height42.7 ft
Light displacement7562 lbs
Full load displacement9370 lbs
Ballast2998 lbs
French customs tonnage11.40 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead 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 sailarea560 ft²
Downwind sailarea985 ft²
Mainsail area210 ft²
Genoa area350 ft²
Working jib area280 ft²
Jib area163 ft²
Stormsail area70 ft²
Spinnaker area775 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

33.5 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

11.2 ft

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

39.6 ft

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

11.8 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

40.0 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

17.7 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

39.2 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

21.3 ft


Wetted surface218 ft²
Righting moment @ 1°97 lbs/ft
Ballast ratio39.7 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement163.2 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement287.2 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)18.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2001
Engine power1 x 9 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 18 hp
Fuel capacity9.2 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin2
Number of berth6
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity34.3 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity23.8 gal
Headroom kitchen6.0 ft
Headroom shower room5.8 ft
Headroom6.1 ft
Table dimensions3.2 x 2.8 ft
Saloon width (max./min.)7.1 / 5.3 ft
Length of berth6.1 ft
Width of berth*1.8 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.1 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom5.4 ft
Length of berth7.2 ft
Width of berth*4.5 / 4.7 / 2.8 / 1.2 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.7 ft
Length of berth5.9 ft
Width of berth*4.9 / 4.5 / 3.3 / 2.5 ft
Cockpit length6.5 ft
Cockpit width4.8 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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