Yachting France
Jouët 600
Fin keel

The Jouët 600 comes from one of the first collaborations between Jean Berret and a major shipyard. Strongly race oriented, he offers to this little cruiser nice hull forms associated with a tall 7/8 rigging. The other aspects are simple and efficient; no frills in fittings and the accommodations are only composed of 4 bunks where even the largest can sleep. A mobile table, stored under the cockpit completes the equipment, clinging to the mast when used.

This simple cruiser not really convinced despite its flattering performance only 82 units have found owner, few compared to the 420 copies of Jouët 680 designed by the same architect.

See the Jouët 600's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardYachting France
ModelJouët 600
VersionFin keel
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
Trailerable monohull
DesignerJean Berret
Building years (first/last)1979 / 1983
Number built82
PredecessorJouët 20
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length19.7 ft
Waterline length16.7 ft
Beam over all7.8 ft
Draft3.3 ft
Mast height30.3 ft
Light displacement2315 lbs
Ballast661 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (7/8)
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 sailarea235 ft²
Downwind sailarea400 ft²
Mainsail area109 ft²
Genoa area126 ft²
Jib area93 ft²
Spinnaker area291 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

23.6 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

8.5 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

24.0 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

10.5 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

23.6 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

13.6 ft


Ballast ratio28.6 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement223.5 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement380.5 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)5.0

Auxiliary engine

Fuel typeGas
Transmission typeOutboard


Number of berth4
Headroom max5.0 ft
Headroom4.4 ft
Table dimensions3.1 x 1.7 ft
Length of berth6.7 ft
Width of berth*1.8 / 1.8 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom3.3 ft
Length of berth5.9 ft
Width of berth*5.4 / 0.8 ft

Based on specification1979

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