Kelt 6.20
Fin keel

The first boat out of the Kelt shipyard, the Kelt 6.20, is a real commercial success. The hull, designed by Phillipe Harlé, and the thoughtful accommodations enabled to this Kelt to establish herself on the market, offering unparalleled features for her size and for her price.

The voluminous hull allows considering cruising, especially as the heavy ballast allows her to be the smallest sailboat approved in 3rd category (French regulation). The Kelt 6.20 remains easily trailerable.

The Kelt 6.20 was so successful and ahead of her time that she appeared again in Kirié catalogue from 1992 to 1994 under the name Feeling 226.

See the Kelt 6.20's specifications on

Main Features

ModelKelt 6.20
VersionFin keel
Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
Trailerable monohull
DesignerPhilippe Harlé
Building years (first/last)1974 / 1984
Number built≈1300
ConstructionMonolithic fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all23.1 ft
Hull length20.3 ft
Waterline length17.1 ft
Beam over all8.1 ft
Draft3.5 ft
Mast height28.7 ft
Light displacement2260 lbs
Ballast772 lbs
French customs tonnage2.95 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 sailarea255 ft²
Downwind sailarea445 ft²
Mainsail area95 ft²
Genoa area160 ft²
Working jib area114 ft²
Jib area93 ft²
Stormsail area30 ft²
Spinnaker area350 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

21.3 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

7.9 ft

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

24.2 ft

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

8.5 ft


Ballast ratio34.1 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement248.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement433.7 ft²/Ton

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine


Number of berth4
Headroom max4.7 ft
Headroom4.3 ft
Table dimensions2.5 x 1.8 ft
Length of berth6.5 ft
Width of berth*1.6 / 1.6 / 1.6 / 1.6 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom3.8 ft
Length of berth5.9 ft
Width of berth*5.2 / 3.7 / 2.3 / 0.8 ft

Based on specification1979

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